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|The Treasure Seekers|
Actors: Camilla Power, Felicity Jones, Kristopher Milnes, Ben Simpson, William Forde
Director: Juliet May
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family
Facing adversity, poverty and disgrace, a family discovers that love, togetherness, and perseverance lead toreal success and joy. In a classic story by Edith Nesbit, one of England's most beloved authors, five motherless ... more »
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Wendy W. from ELKHORN, NE
Reviewed on 11/12/2010...
The movie never is the same as the book. I found this to be a good family movie for all ages, it starts a little slow. It is hard to find wholesome family entertainment like this although if your children are used to watching mainstream media...this will peak their interest. Check it out for yourself.
Leda S. (leda-53) from BROOKINGS, OR
Reviewed on 11/12/2009...
Very good movie. I have seen it three times. No cuss words in it. It was a pleasure to watch, and ended very good.
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Nothing like the book!
M. Hamilton | Texas | 05/25/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Yet again, the film making industry has utterly demolished a great story! Read the book. It's a great family book about the Bastable family, and the children do have many adventures attempting to "restore the fallen fortunes of the House of Bastable", but they do not do it by lying or constantly fighting. They learn a lesson with each adventure instead.
This movie production, however, deviates so far from the book as to be ludicrous. Instead of the father being a businessman ruined by grief, he is an incompetent absent-minded inventor. The children lie. The children are disrespectful of authority. The oldest character, Dora shows teenage angst that never appeared in the book. The minor character of the authoress is turned into a feminist doctor. Why did they have to take the values of the Victorian family out and make a movie about today's societal problems?"
E. Nesbit's Victorian England, a visual delight
microjoe | 11/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This charming film is loosely based on a classic story by E. Nesbit, a wonderful children's author whose English Victorian Age stories are still read today. As in many of her stories, 5 kids are left to their own amusement while a parent struggles to earn a living. In this case, their father is an inventor, who has been at work for 6 years in an effort to create a refrigerator. However he is in serious debt, and in risk of losing everything. He is also struggling with the loss of his wife. The kids are determined to help and take on several well-meaning attempts that usually create more trouble than help for their father.
The film is humerous and loaded with invention. While it is fairly difficult to adapt the book to film in any case, the film is very watrchable on its own. Great acting, accurate period costumes, cars and homes combine to give the viewer a nice immersive sense of the beautiful era of Victorian England. The film has wonderful values, and we all felt great after watching it. Other E. Nesbit stories that have been adapted to film are "5 Children and It", "The Phoenix and the Carpet", and "The Railway Children"."
A Slight Shadow of the Book
J. Destefano | 08/28/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It wasn't a terrible movie, in fact parts of it where amusing. But having read all three of the books in the Treasure Seekers' series (The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods, The Return of the Treasure Seekers) I can attest that the movie just isn't the same. The father is turned into an inventor, trying to sell his refrigeration device and save his family financially. Dick does not exist, neither does the Indian uncle. Dora is portrayed as being almost sixteen and even Oswald may have been cast to old. The three youngest siblings are alright though. Eliza, the made is simply huge and does a good job as well. One of things that made the books funny was the naration of Oswald, this element is also lost in the movie. So go ahead and watch it, but read the books to get the real E. Nesbit."