Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
|Release Date||:||December 14, 2016|
|Genres||:||Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Caramel Films, Quad Productions, Main Journey|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, France|
|Director||:||Eric Summer, Éric Warin|
|Writers||:||Eric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun, Carol Noble|
|Casts||:||Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Julie Khaner, Terrence Scammell, Joe Sheridan, Tamir Kapelian, Elana Dunkelman|
|Plot Keywords||:||paris, flying, inventor, dance, opera, musical, life's dream, ballet, orphan, statue of liberty, kids, eiffel tower paris, 19th century|
I saw this just few days ago in a local theater. In brief:
The good: + Great visuals + Nice music + Cool story
The bad: - Teen pop in a music about classical ballet! - Daisy Dukes-like pants in a 1900 France?
So generally I enjoyed the movie. It is sort of Cinderella story. My little one did not wanted to see it, so I went alone. However, this is a movie about classical ballet. There are few moments, where they actually are supposed to dance on a classical music background, so in the beginning of the movie there is a scene with the music from Swan Lake, in the middle of the movie there is a ballet school with classical music background and in the end, the final scene is supposed to be showing The Nutcracker, however on this one they play (*drumroll please*) ... CHEESY TEEN POP!!! Yep, that's right - we get ballerinas dancing ballet, supposedly on the music of the Nutcracker, but instead there is some cheesy teen pop! This is the major fail I talk about. Seriously, you cannot ruin a movie in such a bad way normally. No idea what talent you need to come up with such a stupid idea. Instead play the Nutcracker music for a minute until the credits start to flow, then transition to the teen pop. Would be much better, but no - they failed it. Also - in 1900 France they show us a girl wearing leggings and something similar to daisy dukes on top. Hellooooo? Reality check here? There is no such a girl, even in Paris in 1900s which would wear such a thing.
But again - in general the movie is fun and amusing, despite the few horrible moments I mentioned. It is also little surreal, as they show some pretty cool flying, but it's a cartoon after all, so I don't mind the daisy dukes so much (but I seriously do mind the music!).
Bring your kids, enjoy!