TV Review: Ballet Shoes

26 Dec

Plot: Set in 1930s London, Ballet Shoes tells the inspiring tale of Pauline (Emma Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige) and Posy Fossil (Lucy Boynton), who are adopted by an eccentric explorer, “Gum” (Richard Griffiths), and raised as sisters by his selfless niece (Emilia Fox) and her nurse (Victoria Wood). Each of the girls has a dream to fulfill; Pauline longs to be an actress, Petrova yearns to be an aviator, and Posy seems born to be a ballerina. But when “Gum” disappears, the money runs out. The feisty, ambitious and devoted Fossils find they must fight to survive…

I first heard of the Shoes books by Noel Streatfeild from the film You’ve Got Mail. Apparently it’s 11 juvenile novels, none of them I have read just yet but I am sure I will love and after watching Ballet Shoes adapted into a tv-movie produced by the BBC and I was hooked and will definitely devour all these books with much gusto.

For more info on the other Shoes books, please follow this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A908985

Ballet Shoes: 4/5

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