A Little Princess Page #2

Synopsis: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government.
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Director(s): Alfonso Cuarón
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

That's nothing.

You should hear Josephine snore.

I do not!

Who was it? The new girl?

She hasn't come out of her room.

Did you see all her toys?

I want your hair ribbon.

Her father grows crackers.

They're very rich.

They must be.

Everyone I know eats crackers.

Her father's British. I hear he's

best friends with the king and queen.

I hear he was thrown out of India...

...because people died

from eating his poisoned crackers.

Poisoned crackers?

My aunt died from eating poisoned

string beans.

- Who cares about her?

- Yeah, who cares?

But before we catch them, they return

to their places, quick as lightning.

Gosh, she's fast.



We don't delay breakfast

for one student.

I'm sorry, but I--

Remember, you're not the only

child here.

Yes, good morning.

You remember our newest pupil

from our visit yesterday.

This is Monsieur Dufarge.

You begin French lessons today.

Do I have to?

You most certainly do.

Apologize to Monsieur

for your rudeness.

- But I didn't mean to be rude.

- Now!

This child doesn't need to learn French.

She practically is French!

She learned from her father.

I understood what she said.

I'm sorry. We tried to tell you.

She can tutor the younger children...

...and help you

with your pronunciation, Miss Minchin.

Are those sausages I smell?

Thank you.

There's no talking at the table.

Doesn't seem natural.

I won't say it again.

Seven times five is 35.

Seven times six is 42.

Seven times seven is 49.

Seven times eight is...


No, wait. 54?


Or 72? Or 93? Or 1 2?

I'm sorry, Miss Minchin.

I studied for hours last night.

I find that hard to believe.

I imagine your father will as well.

Please don't tell him.

I promise I'll do better.


Lavinia, you may continue.

Seven times eight is 56.

Seven times nine...

...is 63.

Dear Papa:

I miss you already.

Things are fine.

Except I never imagined there

would be so many rules at school.

I guess they're there for a purpose...

...and I'm trying hard to obey them.

But I get the feeling

I'm doing something wrong.

Goodbye, Father.

Bye, son.

I hope when you read this...

...it kindles your heart and puts

a smile on your face.

I'm so proud of you.

I think about you every moment.

And I love you forever.

Your Sara.

Lottie, you mustn't get so excited.

Lottie? Precious?

Please, Lottie dear!

Please stop screaming!

How about a cookie?

Would you like that?

I'll get a cookie.

It's hard to study with you

carrying on like this.

I want my mama!

You'll see her soon.

I won't. She's dead,

and I won't ever see her again!

I don't have a mother either.

You don't?

Where is she?

In heaven with my baby sister.

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Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of The Fisher King. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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