Young Actress Reviews

Reviews of movies with notable young actress performances

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The Snow Queen

 (1986)
Actress Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5)
Movie Score: 
2.5 / 5
(2.5)
Screen Time:  very large
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A surreal, low budget fairytale about a girl's adventure to defeat the Snow Queen.

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Pro Krasnuyu Shapochku

 (1977)
aka Little Red Riding Hood
Actress Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5)
Movie Score: 
2.5 / 5
(2.5)
Screen Time:  large
View:  screenshots, video

A playful adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood. Production values are on the low side and there are no subtitles, but Yana's bubbly performance and huge smile, together with good music more than compensate.

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Lotta på Bråkmakargatan

 (1992)
aka A Clever Little Girl Like Lotta
Actress Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5) (Grete)
2.4 / 5
(2.4) (Linn)
Movie Score: 
2.5 / 5
(2.5)
Screen Time:  large (Grete)
medium (Linn)
View:  screenshots

An adorable movie for children, or anyone who can appreciate the charmingly uppity undertakings of the five-year-old Lotta.

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The Cat in the Hat

 (2003)
Actress Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5)
Movie Score: 
2.0 / 5
(2.0)
Screen Time:  very large
View:  screenshots

One of Dakota's more entertaining roles as a completely anal retentive girl in a silly candy-colored comedy about Dr. Seuss's famous talking cat.

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Whale Rider

 (2002)
Actress Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4)
Movie Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5)
Screen Time:  large
View:  screenshots

A Maori girl challenges the traditions of her culture regarding a female becoming a chief.

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Du är inte klok, Madicken

 (1979)
aka You're Out of Your Mind, Maggie
Actress Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4) (Jonna)
2.5 / 5
(2.5) (Kerstin)
2.5 / 5
(2.5) (Liv)
Movie Score: 
3.5 / 5
(3.5)
Screen Time:  large (Jonna)
medium (Kerstin)
medium (Liv)
View:  screenshots, video

A lovely view on Swedish life through eyes of a child some hundred years ago, based on Astrid Lindgren's Madicken books. Jonna is likable and natural as Madicken, handling a range of emotions with ease.

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Brødre

 (2004)
aka Brothers
Actress Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4) (Sarah)
2.2 / 5
(2.2) (Rebecca)
Movie Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4)
Screen Time:  medium (Sarah)
small (Rebecca)
View:  screenshots, video

A man is expected to have died in war, but returns home, with emotional issues, and distrupting everyone's life. Sarah shows excellent acting in the serious role of the older daughter.

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Brothers

 (2009)
Actress Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4) (Taylor)
2.3 / 5
(2.3) (Bailee)
Movie Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4)
Screen Time:  medium (Taylor)
medium (Bailee)
View:  screenshots, video

Unusually credible and interesting story of a family coping with the assumed death of the husband, and then with his sudden return.

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Manny & Lo

 (1996)
Actress Score: 
3.4 / 5
(3.4)
Movie Score: 
3.0 / 5
(3.0)
Screen Time:  large
View:  screenshots, video

In one of her earlier roles, Scarlett plays Manny, a young girl who flees her foster home and runs away with her older sister. A peculiar but enjoyable film, with a performance from Scarlett that does not disappoint.

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