Saturday, November 12, 2016

Camilla Dickinson

     This film is based on a novel by Madeleine L’Engle and it covers a three week period in November 1950.  Rose and Rafferty Dickinson are the parents of 15-year-old Camilla.  They live in New York City and they try to shelter Camilla from the world.  Her best friend is Luisa Rowan and they live completely different lives at home.  Maybe this is why they get along so well until Camilla starts to date Luisa’s brother Frank.  Luisa begins to hate Camilla because she feels she has lost Camilla to Frank. Everything changes for Camilla when her parents decide to live in Italy for the winter and they want Camilla to go to the same finishing school where Rose was very happy.  Rose and Camilla are two different people and Camilla persuades her parents to send her to school to study astronomy.  She would like astronomy to be her career.  Things also change for Frank when his parents divorce and he goes to live with his father in Cincinnati, Ohio.
     The reality is that Luisa and Camilla are still best friends but Camilla spends time with Frank.  Everyone is changing in a short amount of time in this film.  The two different sets of parents and the teenagers too.  I enjoyed the period details of the apartment furnishings, clothing and hairstyles.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

117 min, Family directed by Cornelia Moore with Adelaide Clemens, Samantha Mathis, Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes, Colby Minifie, Margaret Colin, Camryn Manheim, Robert Picardo, Salvator Xuerb.

Note:  Imdb 8.1 out of 10, Amazon 3.3* out of 5* with 6 reviews.
Special Note:  This movie was filmed in Spokane, Washington.  I really enjoyed the film and the novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

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