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: 6.5
Director: Charles Sturridge
Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 4 out of 57 found boring (7.01%)

One-line Reviews (35)

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.

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

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

Entertaining stories?

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

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

Heart warming and enjoyable movie.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

It was so boring!!

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

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.

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.

Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.

An enchanting and enjoyable movie to watch.

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

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

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

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!

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

A Mostly Enjoyable Account of a True Story .

A Thoroughly engaging, dreamy and beautiful period film.

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

visually stunning lovely atmosphere .

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.

Thoroughly enjoyable.

With a great cast including Paul MGann as Elsie's father and Phoebe Nicholls as her mother who are grieving for their dead son(who claimed to have seen the fairies as well)moving and uplifting this is well worth watching.

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

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.