Based on the beloved series of children's books by Ludwig Bemelman, this endearing family film tells of Madeline, an orphan who lives at a charity-run boarding school in Paris and has a knack for continually getting into trouble, particularly with Miss Clavel, the school's supervisor. Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne and Hatty Jones star.
Unlike most youthful movie fare, this adventure boasts high production values that wisely include colorful Parisian locations. Hatty Jones is all spunky self-sufficiency and sweet innocence in the title role, and Frances McDormand is quite humorous as the stern school-mistress, Miss Clavel. -- Rochelle O'Gorman
|Recommended Age||5 and up|
|Actors||Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Christopher Plummer, Tracey Lee Smythe, Stevie Vallance|
|Director||Daisy von Scherler Mayer|
|Running Time||89 minutes|
|Studio||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
|Release Date||Dec 15, 1998|