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Review: The Little Prince

Hopping effortlessly and beautifully between visual styles.

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This terrific adaptation of the beloved children’s book for adults features a passel of Hollywood voices, but they’re beside the point. When a little girl (Mackenzie Foy), overworked by her uptight single mother (Rachel McAdams), meets a kooky neighbour (Jeff Bridges) who tells her of his adventures with the Little Prince—a boy born on an asteroid searching the universe for his love, a rose (Marion Cotillard)—she learns there’s more to life than intense academia. Directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), the film is half-CGI, half-delicate hand animation, hopping effortlessly and beautifully between visual styles while dispensing draw-droppers from the book, ie: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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Director: Mark Osborne

Writer: Irena Brignull, Bob Persichetti, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Mark Osborne

Producer: Dimitri Rassam, Aton Soumache and Alexis Vonarb

Cast: Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Mackenzie Foy, Marion Cotillard, Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro

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