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Based on a true story this takes place in the 1940s in Alabama where a boy who's father was killed in the war has a new girl move in next door that touches the life of everyone in town. Enter into that one dirty rotten scheister who tries to rob the town of their savings. This screen-play is from Truman Capote's short-story by the same name but takes quite a few liberties in the changing of the story. Capote's book sticks more to the actual story about, "when everything seemed beautiful, like children on their birthdays". Very good performances by a large cast of children as well as by Tom Arnold who plays the flim-flam man.
I loved this movie.I liked when the children went looking for the con artists and the tied one of them on the back of a tow truck and the other was locked in the trunk of a car. Hilarious. Anyways that little girl was talent and a little too dramatic (lol) but played a wonderful role in the movie.:)Still don't have a clue why the movie is given that name. oh well...
I loved everything about this movie: The reflection on 1950s small town America, the mesmerising performance of Raymonde, the relationship changes between the young lads as they compete over her etc etc.
Just like Children of the Corn, but completely opposite. Tania Raymonde is brilliant as the all too grown up Lilly Jane. Her performance alone is mesmerizing, but there is much more to this movie than her.
I love this movie! Lily Jane is a 13 year old who is more grown up in her manner then alot of adults are. She defends those that are in need, she tries to right the wrong, etc. but she is also just a little girl in the fact that she likes to play around as well. The girl Tania Raymonde plays her very well. She may not have the whole sothern accent down but thats cool because you can't expect her to be perfect. People say that she lip synced *spell check* very badly and I don't agree with this since I thought she was actually singing intill I read somewhere that it wasn't her singing. Oh well I still love the song. She does have a sort of muscular quality to her but that is good which means she can play a young southern lady or a butt kicking girl....lol will look good in a dress or pants. :) If you don't like it then you don't but those who read reviews don't let that be your review watch something first before you judge it.
Pretty good. Nice characters, good story. Ending a little disappointingly happy, which is odd coming from a Capote story. But maybe the book is different. I liked it though. Good family film. Tania Raymonde was amazing.