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|Frankie and Hazel|
Actors: Joan Plowright, Mischa Barton, Ingrid Uribe, Richard Yniguez, Anthony Marquez
Director: JoBeth Williams
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Best friends Frankie and Hazel, one a ballerina and baseball player and the other a lover of history and politics, come of age in a small New Jersey town.
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WOW wish there was a 6 star award. This would get it !!
Bob Mckelvy | Rockport, TX USA | 01/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I review a lot of movies. Most of them tend to be humdrum. Every once in a rare while you find one with a simple plot, predictable happy ending that makes you feel good inside. Even though you have a pretty good idea of how it will end, we never cease to be amazed by the impact that some movies may have on us. This one presents a strong, loving human side of our nature that rarely surfaces. Kids come pretty close to presenting this higher side of ourselves. Even though this movie is simple. It is one of those movies that that will always make you "feel good" inside, and enjoy watching many times over with family and friends. This one is being added to my permanent collection !! Bob :-)"
Wonderful Family Film. Disney missed this?
hawkjet | Spring, Texas | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful movie! No cussing, no nudity, no car chases, no explosions, not even a loud argument. Appropiate for anyone over 6 years old. Mischa Barton plays Frankie (Francheska), a 12 year old prima ballerina. Frankie has done ballet all her life, but walking through the park she sees a sign announcing baseball tryouts. Encouraged by her activist best friend and neighbor, Hazel, Frankie decides to go out for the team. She has to do this on the sly because her grandmother, whose thinking is in the victorian era, feels Frankie should live, breathe, and eat ballet. Frankie lives with her grandmother because she lost her parents when she was two. Frankie's grandmother hasn't finished grieving for her daughter, who also was a ballerina, and demands ballet from frankie because it's a way of closure for the severe emotional loss. The amusing subplot in this movie is the activist exploits of Hazel. Bothered by a library rarely open, filthy parks, and ignored by the town's mayor, Hazel does her homework and discovers that there's no age set to run for mayor. Hazel announces her run, and quickly draws a following. The scene not to be missed is the mayoral debate where she hands the middle aged mayor his hat, metaphorically speaking. Any mother can put this vid on and know that their children will be inspired by Frankie and Hazel."
Great Family Film
David A. Smith | Webberville, Mi, USA | 05/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a pretty good movie. The satrs are wonderful espicialy Mischa. And the lady who plays the grandmother. Mischa's Performance is wonderful in this movie. It's a good movie for the whole family.
Plot: Frankie(Mischa Barton) has studied ballete her whole life & now she wants to try out for the junior baseball league. But she is afraid that her grandmother will reject the idea, whom she lives with since her parents died in a car accident. Her best friend Hazel wants to help the city out because the mayor of the city is too busy for the town and it's people. can frankie achive in getting in the baseball leauge and continue ballete without her grandmother knowing and can Hazel help out the Town. Well you'll have to watch the movie and find out.