Reviewed by blacksnakemoan
on 21/07/2016 10:43

Boy was this a chore to watch. Full of good intentions, a lavish budget, painterly photography, all undone by a ropey going-through-the-motions script, and please, somebody shoot the casting director! The children, who are the core of this film, really are awful actors, particularly Mathilda Adamik, who is about as convincing as the Milky Bar Kid - you wonder how on earth they got chosen for the roles, perhaps acting ability was sacrificed for musical skills (haven't they heard of using doubles/shooting from behind/close-ups of hands plucking strings and tinkling ivories?). Anyway, this one had a lot of potential but the result is a stilted TV movie.