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If You Buy 1 "Childrens Classic" This Year - Make This The One!
on 9 February 2007
Top notch cast, glorious scenery and a faithfull adaptation of a much loved classic, this version of Heidi ticks all the boxes.
Orphaned Heidi (Emma Bolger)lives with her Aunt (Pauline McLynn - Father Ted) who dumps her into the care of her unwilling Grandpa (Max Von Sydow)at his remote home in the Alps. No sooner has this winsome child charmed her way into his heart than she is taken away and "sold" to be a companion to a disabled girl, Clara, who lives in the city. Soon Heidi is weaving her innocent magic on a cold, unfeeling household run by a Housekeeper (Geraldine Chaplin), but the call of the mountains and her Grandpa cannot be ignored and it takes the wisdom of Clara's Gran (Diana Rigg) to see where the child belongs.
Perfect performances from the adults and future stars to look out for in the children, this is a delightful classic that will appeal to the whole family. Highly recommended.