Eloise at the Plaza (2003)

Eloise is quite the 6-year-old, living in New York's Plaza hotel with her nanny and wreaking havoc on regular basis. Sofia completely nails the role.

Starring:  Sofia Vassilieva  (9 years)
Actress Score: 
3.1 / 5
Movie Score: 
2.5 / 5
Screen Time:  very large
Eloise is a 6-year-old little terror, and in this movie wreaks havoc in New York's Plaza hotel, where she lives with her nanny. While Sofia was 9 during filming, she nails Eloise's role perfectly, and according to the DVD's extras, is even more Eloise-like in real life. The plot revolves around Eloise trying to get into next evening's débutante ball, and playing a matchmaker to the young prince who, unbeknownst to Eloise, is the same little boy she's keeping company to.
A clip from the film.
Soundly based on the Eloise books, the story is solid family movie stuff, but Sofia's outstanding performance sets it apart from the ordinary. Stills do no justice to Sofia; instead check out the video clip, which is representative of the movie.
Eloise at Christmastime was made a year or two later, but Sofia looks essentially unchanged, and the movie very similar in style.

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