December 21, 2011
This movies was exactly what you would expect, in the long line of spunky outcast from the majority throws her lot in with the downtrodden minorities with which she identifies. Common ground is found, new bonds forged, and a whole wakes up to tolerance and hails the former outcast as a hero. Emotionally a happy movie, but easily could be seen as offensively simple. Then again people, it is a popcorn movie, it's not trying to be a sociology lesson. It was effective of evoking a time that seems so far away, and yet, as you watch all the house help and nanny's of today while listening to politicians blabber about the immigration problem... the time doesn't seem that far away at all.