The Little Matchgirl
Reviewed by Michelle Wright
When this film came up for review I almost cried – this story is my fondest childhood memory of me asking my mum to read the story over and over again! Watching this DVD took me straight back there!
In this lovely musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, this film version stars Twiggy as Josie and Roger Daltery as Jeb.
The story is of a poor little girl who roams the streets of Victorian London at Christmas time, trying to sell bundles of matches to support herself and her waste of space father. To keep warm in the snow, the little match girl strikes matches to keep away the chill, but as she strikes one of the matches she is transported to a magical world – a world where she can go anywhere and do anything…
This story is as much ‘tear jerker’ today at 38 as it was when I was 10!
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