Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Movie Review - Poor Little Rich Girl (Shirley Temple)

I first saw this film when I was in Elementary School. At the time I hated old movies and anything in black and white (oh, how things have changed). But for some reason I loved this movie and watched it over and over again on VHS.

Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1936 live action comedy film featuring Shirley Temple. If it were rated, it would be rated G and is appropriate for all ages.

The Good

Acting. Everyone in this film is incredible. Shirley Temple charms the pants off the audience, and the adults all play their roles perfectly.

Visuals. This movie is very well shot from the costumes to the scenery to the composition to the storytelling at the beginning without any narration.

Music. The songs are so catchy you'll find yourself singing them without realizing it.

Story. The story is engaging from the first frame of the film to the last. It's very linear and logical and has to many interesting characters and adventures along the way. Even though the ending it pretty obvious, there is so much tension and suspense that you're excited when it comes.

The Bad


What I Would Like to Have Seen

A sequel.


Poor Little Rich Girl featuring Shirley Temple is nearly a perfect film. The characters and acting are superbly done. The story is completely engaging and engrossing. The songs couldn't be catchier. Why hasn't this gotten a blu-ray release? I give this film 5 out of 5 Boxes of Popcorn.


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