Thursday, November 27, 2008
This is one of my favorite Hayley Mills pictures. She is so adorable as Pollyanna, the most optimistic girl since Shirley Temple. Pollyanna moves to a town where cynicism reigns king. She encourages her new friends and neighbors to play "The Glad Game" to keep their spirits up. Everyone in town feels the effects of Pollyanna's charm and enthusiasm, as is especially evident in the film's bittersweet conclusion. I remember watching this movie over and over again at my grandmother's house as a young girl. It is a delightful adventure with an important moral.