|Starring:||Pam Ferris, David Bamber, Kenneth Cranham, Amanda Burton|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||CARLTON VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT LTD|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Feb 2003|
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We should be glad that this film was madeBy Paul D from Uxbridge, England , 15 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Excellent version of Eleanor H. Porter's story about a young girl who, after the recent death of her father, is left orphaned and goes to live with her cold hearted aunt. Pollyanna's relentlessly optimistic outlook is exemplified by the 'glad game' that she plays. No matter how bad the circumstance, she reasons, you can always find something to be glad about.
Gradually, her aunt and the locals are won over by Pollyanna's warm nature. But, wouldn't you know it, tragedy is not far away.
This version was originally shown n ITV1 and it makes for a wonderful piece of television. The excellent cast includes Amanda Burton, Kenneth Cranham, Tom Bell and Pam Ferris. Georgina Terry is charming in the title role.
If you like a good story with laughter and tears along the way, add this to your list now.
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Emotional, amazing film!By BDA (2 reviews) , 12 Apr 2011Amazing film!!!
Made me burst into tears at the end (with happiness); really great film!
I HIGHLY RECOMEND IT!
Love it :)
PollyanaBy a customer from Birmingham , 02 Mar 2010Loved it to bits. Intend to buy it one day
A spirit lifting taleBy Marysia (19 reviews) from Brentford , 05 Jan 2010Great family movie with a happy ending, superb acting and an optimistic approach to life. Heartwarming.
PollyannaBy a customer from Glasgow , 04 Jan 2009Much preferred the original with Haley Mills
deserves a wide audienceBy a customer from Chesham , 07 Apr 2008I first saw this 4 years ago and it stayed with me, as the best films do. I'd never read the book as a child and went straight out to find a copy.
It is a pleasure to watch this film with a child (especially a girl aged 7-12) because the casting, acting and direction are first rate and the story bowls along; but it is also perfect for an adult who wants to understand why a book like Pollyanna, published in 1913, can become a classic with a universal appeal to all times and all people. It translates beautifully to the screen.
Don't be put off by the name of the film. This is time well spent. It is sentimental, but then so is real life.