FairyTale: A True Story (1997) - Drama, Family, Fantasy

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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 4 out of 59 found boring (6.77%)

One-line Reviews (34)

I enjoyed it tremendously, thought the visual images beautiful, and the acting superb.

The elements that Harry Houdini, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought to the story were binding and intriguing.

When it comes to family movies, it has to be thoughtful, entertaining and capable enough to hold on to the audience between age 1 and 101.

"Fairy Tale: A Boring Story" would have been truthful, not labeling it a "true story.

Ernie Contreras's unpredictable script makes the characters feel as human beings, not as cardboard people.

I knew the storyline cos i've read the book but i still really enjoyed it.

The (movie) magick to be found here is awe inspiring and will have you watching your bird feeder much more closely.

I saw this film about a year ago and I enjoyed it quite a lot.

It was so boring!!

Entertaining stories?

It is visually stunning, excellently acted with star turns by Peter O'Toole and Harvey Keitel.

A Thoroughly engaging, dreamy and beautiful period film.

Don't get caught up in the title and the basis of the story, its just a movie but one worth watching.

Harvey Keitel's performance as Houdini was convincing & entertaining and i was pleased to see Paul McGann cast.

While there are some slow spots, as character development and the story are set up for the duration of the work, they are few and do not interrupt the flow of the production enough to break the wonderful spell.

I mean, gosh, was this movie boring!!!!!

The production design and the special effects are impressive and the film is absorbing from scene to scene.

" It's a slow movie, especially if you've recently been fed a diet of slam-bang action movies.

Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.

Back in those times, I was just a little kid that was tolerant of anything, but even this bored me so much!

Heart warming and enjoyable movie.

The main drawback, however, even more than the absurdity of the story, is that it is simply boring.

The target audience is a little hard to pin down as the subject is geared to children but much of the story a bit confusing if you are not already familiar with historical figures like Houdini and Doyle.

The only redeeming value of all this nonsense and New Age propaganda is some pretty photography.

Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997): Dir: Charles Sturridge / Cast: Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel, Peter O'Toole, Bill Nighy: Fascinating themes aimed at the wrong audience.

Still, as I say, it's an engaging movie, well acted and filmed.

I really enjoyed this film, I would highly recommend it as it ticked every box for me, it was a lovely calm movie and was easy to relax in front of.

An enchanting and enjoyable movie to watch.

visually stunning lovely atmosphere .

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Leaving "A True Story" in the title is not only dishonest and misleading, it detracts from what otherwise is a very compelling and entertaining tale of two little girls and a wartime public, some of whom were desperate enough to believe in fairies!

A Mostly Enjoyable Account of a True Story .

These range from the minor and rather enjoyable - Harry Houdini plays a significant role here, not that he did in real life, although I appreciated Harvey Keitel's performance nonetheless - to the extreme, i.

On the children's side, it is magical in the make-believe universe, but not without a couple of horrifying and sorrowful moments (the scarred-face soldier out of WWI, for instance), and may end up as boredom along the way.