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Movie Review: Sophie

The timing couldn’t be worse for a film about a private family ownedwild animal preserve, considering the recent horrors in Ohio.

Sophie


  • Genre: Family

  • Director: Lief Bristow

  • Stars: Brittany Bristow, John Rhys-Davies, Erica Durance, Deborah Kara-Unger

  • Rate: ** 1/2




The timing couldn’t be worse for a film about a private family owned wild animal preserve, considering the recent horrors in Ohio. Exotic animals in zoos and circuses are hot button points at the best of times and Sophie reflects this painful reality. A 17-year old ballerina (Bristow) is devastated when her parents sell her five-tonne pet elephant to a circus where she’s mistreated. But Sophie’s heroic, dogged efforts to save Sheba are heartening. The stoniest hearts will get a kick out of their dance number, and elegant Rhys-Davies is extra hammy as the circus owner.

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