Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Five Children and It (2004)

There's a mad uncle who is writing Difficult Sums for Children, a knowing housekeeper who nevertheless has misplaced Thursday, a horrible cousin, and, of course, "It," a cranky but hilarious Sand Fairy. Upon meeting the five children for the first time, he says, "Have your parents tried boiling you?" I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.

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