Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Family


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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.


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25 August 2006 | saved4eternity
9
| A beautiful coming of age film!
I remember being so disappointed that this film never made it into my local theater after seeing the trailer for it played there more than once. Obviously, the theater management did not think such a sweet film, an innocent film, could capture much of an audience. They were wrong. It captured me wholeheartedly. Not only is the movie cinematically beautiful, with a small town backdrop much like that in My Dog Skip, but the characters seem to have been dropped right out of the 1940's. Yes, some might call it schmaltzy, sugary, even overdone in some respects. Lily Jane's overdone accent I found particularly annoying. But Hollywood has done its best to give us the dark side, the horrific side, the characters filled with malice and malevolence. I find this film so refreshing and well acted as well. Using mostly unknowns makes the film feel even more comfortable. The characters are on an even playing field and each contributes more than his share. Children on Their Birthdays tells a simple story of growing up, mending fences, finding our way in a world which can be a very cynical place. But the children here give us hope that if their innocence can translate into tenderheartedness as adults, maybe we have a shot at a better tomorrow after all.

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Children on Their Birthdays was based on the short story by Truman Capote.


Soundtracks

Love Bee Kind
Written by
J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton) and Ross Vannelli
Performed by J.D. Hinton
Published by Wide Brim Music and Rockwood Music (BMI)
Produced by Ross Vannelli

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | Family

Details

Release Date:

April 2002

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Aurora, Illinois, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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