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Masterpiece Theatre: Carrie's War
Masterpiece Theatre Carrie's War
Actor: Keeley Fawcett; Jack Stanley (III); Karen Meagher; Eddie Cooper; David Prince; Lesley Sharp; Alun Armstrong; Robert Page (IV); Pauline Quirke; Jamie Beddard; Geraldine McEwan; Hermione Gulliford; Marlene Griffiths; Nigel Whitmey; Daniel Evans; Annabelle A
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Military & War
UR     2006     1hr 30min

At the start of World War II, 14-year-old Carrie and her younger brother Nick are separated from their mother and evacuated from war-torn London to a rural village in Wales. Upon their arrival, they are assigned to live wi...  more »

     
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Actor: Keeley Fawcett; Jack Stanley (III); Karen Meagher; Eddie Cooper; David Prince; Lesley Sharp; Alun Armstrong; Robert Page (IV); Pauline Quirke; Jamie Beddard; Geraldine McEwan; Hermione Gulliford; Marlene Griffiths; Nigel Whitmey; Daniel Evans; Annabelle A
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Family Life, British Television, Military & War
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/27/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Wonderful story for all ages
Pookie | Germany | 04/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I came across this movie on a BBC channel late one night and was instantly intrigued. The characters are enchanting and the storyline always keeps you interested. I stayed up way too late watching it through to the end, but it was worth it, and now I'm buying it on DVD to share with my kids and looking for the book. It's great!!!!!!"
GORGEOUS...BUT COMPLETELY BOTCHED ENDING
J. MACKENZIE | Taconic, CT USA | 04/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Simply wonderful rendering: perfect cast, lovely score, beautiful undercut direction. The only warning I have is to turn off the DVD near the end, when Carrie and her brother are leaving Wales. Thereafter is botched and incongruent. If you're going to use a certain convention, one must do it in the first ten minutes of a story - not introduce it at the ending, where it clumsily destroys all the lovely moments preceding it. Nonetheless, a terrificly enjoyable 90 minutes."
Don't turn off the DVD!
lady victoria | Lilburn, Ga. United States | 06/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie, and I loved the ending! One reviewer said to turn off the DVD when Carrie and her brother are leaving Wales, but if you've never read the book, you'll be left hanging! Please watch ALL of this movie! It is wonderful. You won't regret it."
A Charming Story Of Love And Redemption
John D. Cofield | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Carrie Willow and her younger brother are evacuees from London during World War II. They are taken to a small town in Wales, where a young woman living with her very strict older brother takes them in. Over the next few months Carrie and her brother meet other members of their adoptive family and learn many surprising secrets. Eventually, everyone learns much more about the power of love, acceptance, friendship and forgiveness.

This is a very well done film, accurately depicting life in World War II Britain. The characters are all appealing, and there's enough humor to keep some of the weightier themes from bogging the story down, so even the youngest children should love it and learn from it. The ending, set twenty five years or so in the future, is especially affecting and bound to bring tears to your eyes."