Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons

DVD - 2017
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"Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit."--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ♭2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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tardis
Nov 05, 2017

I borrowed the 2016 Swallows and Amazons movie from the library. If you love the S&A books as I do, I don't recommend it. The child actors were excellent, the scenery was gorgeous, and the boats and costumes were perfect, but sadly the writers couldn't resist goosing the plot in stupid ways. I mean, Russian spies? John BREAKING A WINDOW AND NOT 'FESSING UP? Yes, I'm shouting. Nancy Blackett with weirdly blonde hair? Two small dinghies trying to stop a float plane? GUNS???? I'd be interested to hear a review from someone who hasn't read the books. My husband doesn't count because he had to listen to me going "it wasn't like that!" all through the movie. I was not impressed.

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Nursebob
Oct 24, 2017

Based on the children’s book by Arthur Ransome, Phillipa Lowthorpe’s unabashedly sentimental story, set in 1935, follows the misadventures of four siblings over the course of one magical summer by the lake. The soundtrack gushes, the panoramic scenes of English country life ooze nostalgia, and the Disney-style peril lets you know everything is going to be just super. A quaint little crowd pleaser which provides a welcome counterbalance to some of cinema's darker fare. I’m not ashamed to admit I enjoyed it!

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thebritlass
Oct 10, 2017

While not quite the high caliber of the book, this is an entertaining remake, containing many original elements plus a spy adventure, set in the stunning Lake district setting. Available on Hoopla.

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rslade
Sep 25, 2017

I loved the book when I was little, and the movie irked me far less than I feared it would.

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