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LITTLE STAR, THE

What to know: Sends a clear message to never forget from where you came.
LITTLE STAR, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
8 minutes
VIDEO
HALEY PINE
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The Little Star certainly has a good story to tell, however it falls a bit short from its target. The script is well thought out and it is funny at times, yet the manner in which the actors play it out seems to take from the film.

The story follows a young actor that returns to his home after being away in Hollywood for some time. Hollywood living is certainly unique and, upon his return to his home with his family, young Scottie (Charlie Tackle) expects to continue this elite lifestyle. His new Hollywood ways of living are not widely accepted by his family which seems to cause some friction between him, his family and his manager. This friction is funny at times

The story line is one that is believable in that people can change in order to adapt to their surroundings. This change is not always a good one but I like the way Haley Pine, the director of The Little Star, adds some comedy to Scottie's new Hollywood selfish style. The cinematography is pretty good, however the audio has some issues. There are several parts where I had to adjust the volume as the sound faded. There is one visual effect when Scottie gets a "wake up call" from a bolt of energy that comes down from the sky and hits him. Though it is not believable, it adds to the humor that the film. Scottie stands out the most with his ungrateful and selfish new ways that are so ridiculous they are humorous.

The Little Star sends a clear message to never forget from where you came! After viewing the film a second time, the corny humor grew on me. The silliness of Scottie's behavior throughout this film is my favorite part. Haley Pine, the director of this film sure has some star power. This young director has quite a resume as seen on her director's bio. The film industry is competitive and being able to direct a film at her age deserves credit.

I give The Little Star 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. I recommend The Little Star for a youth and family film festival as some viewers will find humor in it and it may have some teachable moments in it. Reviewed by Dominic D., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

The Little Star certainly has a good story to tell, however it falls a bit short from its target. The script is well thought out and it is funny at times, yet the manner in which the actors play it out seems to take from the film.

The story follows a young actor that returns to his home after being away in Hollywood for some time. Hollywood living is certainly unique and, upon his return to his home with his family, young Scottie (Charlie Tackle) expects to continue this elite lifestyle. His new Hollywood ways of living are not widely accepted by his family which seems to cause some friction between him, his family and his manager. This friction is funny at times

The story line is one that is believable in that people can change in order to adapt to their surroundings. This change is not always a good one but I like the way Haley Pine, the director of The Little Star, adds some comedy to Scottie's new Hollywood selfish style. The cinematography is pretty good, however the audio has some issues. There are several parts where I had to adjust the volume as the sound faded. There is one visual effect when Scottie gets a "wake up call" from a bolt of energy that comes down from the sky and hits him. Though it is not believable, it adds to the humor that the film. Scottie stands out the most with his ungrateful and selfish new ways that are so ridiculous they are humorous.

The Little Star sends a clear message to never forget from where you came! After viewing the film a second time, the corny humor grew on me. The silliness of Scottie's behavior throughout this film is my favorite part. Haley Pine, the director of this film sure has some star power. This young director has quite a resume as seen on her director's bio. The film industry is competitive and being able to direct a film at her age deserves credit.

I give The Little Star 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. I recommend The Little Star for a youth and family film festival as some viewers will find humor in it and it may have some teachable moments in it. Reviewed by Dominic D., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.

A teenage child star returns home after filming a big movie, expecting his family to treat him exactly like he's been treated in Hollywood.
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