The Penniless Princess: A VeggieTales DVD Review

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A Big Idea film

For the most part, I have always thought Veggietales movies were not just great but 5 star worthy productions; except maybe that one Easter movie they did last year that was ok… Having that in mind, I like to buy Veggietales movies every now and then, and while looking up movies one day I saw this new title which just came out. One thing I like about the concept for The Penniless Princess is that this is based on a book. Of course, the main thing to keep in mind, however, will this like other Big Idea films be worthy of a 5 star review or not…

The Penniless Princess is a story about a wealthy, little girl who is enrolled at a private boarding school while her father is away. Despite her Father’s riches, Sara is a very sweet girl who treats everyone including “the help” with equal respect; despite one of her classmates and the boarding school mistress’ disagreement. One day Sara learns her father died and since there is no sign of any Will, she is broke and must live the life of a servant in order to remain apart of the school. Will living a life no longer apart of the upper class make Sara more bitter, or will she teach everyone a valuable lesson about life?

The Penniless Princess is a great story, I nearly cried during certain moments of this film. This is the type of film which women will appreciate the most, but is great for the entire family. The silly song Best Friends Forever I thought was pretty funny, because it makes fun of how obsessive some people can be with cellphones lol. I also enjoyed what Veggietales promotes in regard to true value and how to treat changing circumstances; we need to be more humble in all of our life situations. Some people I have heard online have said “Veggietales isn’t as good as it used to be” and after seeing a movie like The Penniless Princess I must strongly disagree. Keep up the good work guys!

Movie Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.


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