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The Fox And The Child [DVD]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2014
This film started off wonderfully, our 5 year old was enjoying it. She fell asleep but i carried in watching as it was so lovely, the fox was so adorable and visited the girls house, then out of the blue it freaks out, bites the girl, jumps out a closed window smashing glass everywhere and dies.
I didn't watch anymore and am grateful that our daughter fell asleep, she would have been devastated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
a really feel good movie, only problem was the children got a little bored three quaters of the way through. BUT mum and nanny stayed to the end and loved it.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2008
Original title: Le Renard et l'enfant
Director: Luc Jacquet ("March of the Penguins")

The narration by Kate Winslet was not the best, even though I like her and also her voice very much. This is however not a major disturbance, more an occasional hick-up.

The story is nice, a little slow for adults perhaps, but not for children. What I liked very much and want to stress here is that the movie was made with responsibility in mind. It won't make children want to strike random friendships with foxes, instead it shows nicely how the child's (human's) preferences vary from that of a fox, especially once the fox begins to trust the child.

There is no original French audio available on the disc!
As a children's movie it should of course be available in English, but publishing a DVD without the original language as an option is a huge minus, and therefore only 3 stars (instead of the 4 that the movie itself deserves).

PS: Filming locations: France, Italy and Romania
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2010
This is a touching love story set deep in the French countryside between an adventurous young girl and a fox whom she sets out to befriend. The film portrays brilliantly the fragile and complex relationship between humans and animals, and I challenge anyone, adult and child alike, not to be deeply moved by it. I could write a lot more, but it's not necessary. Just buy this film, your child/children will learn a great deal from it, but don't be too surprised if they ask to watch it over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2015
I have previously reviewed this item as being the worse Film one could produce to a five year old. It was positively boring. The ten year old (who looked and probably was about 15) spent the entire film running through the fields looking for the fox. Towards the latter end of the film she eventually found him but did really make friends with him. I had thought when I purchased the film that the child would spend the entire night playing with a fox - and this was the reason I actually purchased. In addition, there was no personal touch in the film - no sign of any other human being for the whole film??? the child actually broke her leg and we still never saw a parent, or a doctor or a hospital? How sad is that??
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2013
Bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter, and she loves it. A beautiful movie, beautifully made. A story of a little girls love of nature and relationship with a fox with some stunning shots of the countryside she lived in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2012
I first watched some of this film on TV i think about two years ago but wanted to watch it properly, it is such a beautiful film, amazing scenery that proves that nature beats special effects every time, later in the film i guess you can say that there is a message in it, something to take on board, im a 35 year old guy and didn't buy this for kids either, specifically bought this for myself, its the kind of film that can be appreciated by all ages.

I want to type more but really its such a lovely film that i suggest watching it yourself to truely appreciate the beauty of it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
This is a delightful film about a little girl and the relationship she builds with a fox. Suitable for children 8yrs up and adults. A lovely story, execllent colour and sound. Narrated by Kate Winslet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2014
Wonderful, gentle story with a narrator about a girl who develops a relationship with a fox and what happens when you try and tame a wild animal. It had my son 7 transfixed, he asked me to give it to his friends as birthday presents, amazing as his normal requests are for Minecraft or sky landers or other equally mindless junk. It clearly touched him with a valuable lesson included, I can highly recommend it for a 5-10 year age range although I really enjoyed the story and wonderful photography too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 March 2013
An excellent choice and a refreshing change from the computer generated animated Films, which do not portray true animal instincts and living habits.
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