Thursday, September 4, 2008

Every little girl's dream.

When I think of Ballet Shoes I think of my cousins pink slippers that are sitting in her "room" at my grandmother's house. Mind you we both have our own "rooms" at my grandmother's house but my cousin got to spend much more time there as a little girl so you see many more mementos of her childhood at my grandmother's including her pink ballet slippers that are in her room. I had dreams of dancing in ballet when I was a little girl but sadly I found out after a few lessons that dancing is not my strong suit. heh.

The movie Ballet Shoes is totally unforgettable. I'm not sure why I never saw this movie up till now. Staring Emma Watson (famed for her role in Harry Potter) its really just the perfect movie for a mother/daughter night or just for the little girl in all of us. I think every little girl has dreamed of being a dancer at some point in their lives even if you don't admit it and resign yourself to just dancing when no one is looking.

The tale starts with three orphans, who all dream of being someone, are brought together through an adoption to Professor who seems oddly absence. They vow to make something of themselves but the just don't know how. When they get a chance to enroll in the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training they at last get their chance.

Based on a children book of the same name, you may already be familiar. They actually made reference to the series of books by Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail. Ballet Shoes deserves to be on every little girl's DVD shelf along side many of my other favorites such as Secret Garden and my own personal childhood favorite the Worst Witch. I actually feel a little guilty that I don't have a little girl of my own to share it with. Ahh well I guess Ill have to store it with the rest of my girlie movies in hopes that one day I will be having a mother/daughter night of my very own watching just this movie.

In the meantime you can go and pick up your own copy of Ballet Shoes at Amazon!

I have three copies of Ballet Shoes to give away to our readers!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Ballet Shoes and tell me what movie was your favorite growing up?
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end September 30th at midnight!

108 Comments:

Ramya said...

hey.. please do enter me for this giveaway.. i read the ballet shoes books along with the anne of green gables series when i was a little girl and those have always remained my favorite books.. i can't think of any movies that i "grew up with" except for sound of music and my fair lady.. anyways, i would love to win this giveaway!
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thanks!!

Maureen said...

I'm actually having a hard time thinking of movies I enjoyed growing up - I think we must not have gone too frequently. One that comes to mind is ET.

Thanks,
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Becca said...

Ballet Shoes looks really cute! I am a fan of these type of movies. I think my favorite movie growing up was Scavenger Hunt (now there's a random obscure film). I also ended up watching Mr. Mom a few years ago and realized that I had most of memorized. I think all of our 'catch phrases' we had as a kid came from these two movies.
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the mama hood said...

My favorite movie was definitely Cinderella. I still love it today!

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Rebecca said...

I didn't really watch a ton of TV or movies when I was younger, but my favorite movie was The Worst Witch. I loved to watch for it around Halloween every year, then they quit showing it one year :(

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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the mama hood said...

I am also a subscriber!!

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Kelly said...

I liked ghostbusters.

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Steph said...

Besides all the great classic animated Disney movies, I remember really liking Escape to Witch Mountain.

reb said...

ernest goes to camp.

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semtaylor said...

I am a subscriber

semtaylor said...

This looks like a great movie. One of my favorite movies growing up was Herbie and the Love Bug. Went to see this for a birthday party. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

mar said...

My favorite movie growing up was the Wizard of Oz. I saw it every Easter Holiday!

Maja said...

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Gone With the Wind

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Mom of 3 Peas said...

My favorite movie growing up was the Neverending Story!

Sandy said...

Willy Wonka is the favorite I had growing up..although even as a youngster I would sneak out and watch Elvis movies when they were on late at night- you know before vhs when there was only tv..not cable

chromiumman said...

the original charlie and the chocolate factory

agordon10 said...

The Blue Lagoon

samsakara said...

My favorite movie growing up was Never ending Story.

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Anna said...

My favorite movie was Pretty in Pink!

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Jenn S. said...

Sleeping Beauty was my favorite.

Cherie J said...

Walt Disney's Cinderella was my favorite growing up.

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windycindy said...

My name is Cindi and I was always partial to the movie "Cinderella!"
Thanks for another fun contest. Thanks, Cindi

marleenandlouie said...

The incredible shrinking man. It really got to me.

Alyce said...

I liked Flight of the Navigator and The Neverending Story. I drove my parents crazy watching them over and over. I've really been wanting to see Ballet Shoes, I didn't realize that it was the one they talked about it You've Got Mail. Anyway, I dropped by to read the review and was so excited when I saw it was a giveaway!

Aak! Now I've got The Neverending Story music stuck in my head! :)

Michele said...

I'm a subscriber!

Thanks so much!!
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Michele said...

My favorite movie growing up was probably The Wizard of Oz. I remember watching it faithfully with my younger sister every year, and I remember every year getting nightmares about the monkeys...LOL!!! Didn't stop me from watching it every year anyway!

I also loved the movie ET and when I was a bit older it was Pretty Wooman and When Harry Met Sally.

This is a great giveaway!!

Thanks so much!!
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Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I remember reading (and loving) this book as a child! I don't really remember what my favorite movie was, but would probably have to say Neverending Story. :)

Abigail said...

My sister and I conned every relative we had into taking us to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers...never mentioning we'd seen it before...the only movie where you wanted the actors to stop talking and start dancing.

I read every one of the shoes books. My sister preferred to just dance.

traymona said...

My favorite movie growing up was Mame. The version with Lucille Ball. I loved the music and of course, Lucy was always great.
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Erica C. said...

probably The Wizard of Oz

denyse said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Grease

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win this to watch with my daughters. My favorite movie as a child was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I still enjoy watching it today. Thank you
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Abby said...

My favorite movie growin up was Savannah Smiles. That little girl was so stinkin adorable!

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Becca said...

I haven't thought of it in years, but your question reminded me of a movie that my sister and I loved. I think the name was SuperTed. It was a cartoon about a teddy bear who turned into a super hero...yellow cape and all. Thanks for the giveaway!
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andeeram said...

I liked ET.

pintolinda said...

My favorite movie growing up was Snow White.

Becca said...

I've got you on my Google Reader.
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littlelatina said...

enter me thanks

Kristie said...

I remember Annie coming on TV occasionally when I was young and I was always glues to the TV watching it.
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Ladytink_534 said...

I always wanted to learn ballet (I learned how to walk on my toes) but never got the chance. My favorite movie growing up was Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and Alice in Wonderland. Oh and The Fox and the Hound and Milo and Otis. All of which I would sit and watch over and over again!

toughturtles said...

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Julie D said...

I don't have a favorite from my childhood. My family didn't watch movies. But my hubby quickly introduced me to Disney films!

Julie D said...

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janetfaye said...

My favorite was The Wizard of Oz, we used to watch this every fall season.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I am subscribed.



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Kari said...

I think my favorite was always The Fox and the Hound

Sharon said...

Cinderella with Leslie Ann Warren...love it!

Sharon said...

am a subscriber...thanks again

Ginny said...

My daughters want to see this so bad. They are both dancers! My oldest has a book from this series & we actually won the leotard that the model wore for one of the book covers on ebay. It is pretty cool!

One of my favorite movies was Labyrinth with David Bowie :)

Kristin said...

Kai just started ballet and she would love this dvd. She's been watching that Miss Kim dvd for days now and is super excited to go back to class next week. Pick Kai the ballet dancer! (or so she says) :)

Ginny said...

I'm subscribed via bloglines as well.

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:
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Jamie said...

My favorite movie was The 3 Ninjas. hahah I loved those boys so much!

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Alyssa said...

I was always a big Disney movie fan, but I have to say one of my alltime favorites was A Little Princess. I still love that movie.

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judybrittle said...

My favorite movie growing up was Wizard Of Oz. I still enjoy it today. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

jsc123 said...

My all time favorite movie growing up was Bambi.
And even now at 43 I still cry every time that I watch it lol.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
I would LOVE to win !!

Jessilyn82 said...

A Christmas Story, they totally reminded me of my parents!

Linda said...

I love ET. Phone home!

Dawn said...

Mine was The Chipmunk Movie! (What can I say? I was a child of the '80s!)
Please enter me, too.

AmandaSue said...

My favorite movie was "Annie" and "Wizard of Oz" Thanks for the chance to win this movie it looks good, I'm gonna have to see if the local movie store has it and rent it!

gkstratos said...

To be honest, I loved Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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Jenny said...

I loved The Little Mermaid the best; Annie was a close, close second! This looks great. Emma Watson is brilliant in HP.

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Think about it said...

I liked "my girl"
good movie.

fancyfeet48 said...

I liked ernest goes to camp

Michelle said...

What a great sounding movie. I can't wait to watch. My favorite movie was an old classic "Raintree County". Mom and I used to watch that over and over.
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Jayfr said...

My favorite back in the day was Jungle Book.

clallen said...

the breakfast club is one of my favorite childhood movies.

Anonymous said...

My favorite movie growing up was THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. I saw it about 13 times.

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stampedwithgrace said...

my favorite movie was Wizard of Oz!

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bison61 said...

I liked Peter Pan

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Angeladawn said...

I liked the brat pack's movies Breakfast Club,St.Elmo's Fire Sixteen Candles...etc.angsmith@ntslink.net

Linda said...

16 Candles was my favorite movie while growing up.
I can't wait to see Ballet Shoes! Emma Watson certainly has my childrens attention!
Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
Linda

CPA Mom said...

Wizard of Oz was my favorite. I remember watching it on TV every single year! Thanks!!

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CPA Mom said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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Thanks! I love Emma Watson..movie looks great!

Tom said...

Brian's Song

elmomomi said...

I am not sure what i watched growing up... I remember every Sunday night was a Disney movie on TV. Looked forward to that every week. Dirty Dancing once i was in teens

Anonymous said...

Gone With the Wind or Jane eyre was a favorite of mine as a kid...I was a weird one lol. Please enter me for this contest.

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Barbara said...

I didn't get to see many movies when I was growing up, but my favorite would have to be close encounters of the third kind! barbmccrea at hotmail dot com

carol drury said...

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wow - you are asking me to go way way back - I guess he Wizard of Oz had to be one of them

Jinxy and Me said...

I loved the original Charlotte's Web.

Erica said...

We used to watch a movie that I think was called Rags to Riches.

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kygirl said...

Bambi is (was) my favorite

vboackle said...

sleeping beauty.

Ken said...

MGM's The Wizard Of Oz was my favorite childhood movie. Please accept my entry.

Karen said...

Enter Me :)

dwhogan said...

good luck to all

nancy said...

I loved Dumbo

klp1965 said...

i always loved old yeller it always made me cry :(

blueviolet said...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was definitely my favorite movie as a child!
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blueviolet said...

I subscribe too!
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Erma said...

My fav. is Ghost Busters.
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged about this here:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2008/09/win-it-wednesday.html

My favorite moving growing up? I really liked The Fox and the Hound. My sister loved A Little Princess...that was a good movie as well.

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Nance said...

My favorite movie was Mary Poppins. It might actually be the only movie I saw in a theater as a child.

Samantha P said...

Matilda is a great movie!

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

donnav said...

My favorite movie was Mary Poppins. I thought Julie Andrews had a such pretty voice.

MageMorgana said...

My favorite movie was Mary Poppins ;)

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Kirby McCauley said...

My absolute favorite movie when I was little was Follow That Bird. I watched it so many times I had two VHS tapes give out on me! lol

crystalf said...

My favorite movie growing up was Blue Lagoon. I don't know why but I loved that movie. Thank you!!

Jayme Isaacs said...

My Favorite Movie Growing Up Was The Fox And The Hound.
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Leslie said...

The Princess Bride

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