THE LITTLE PRINCE (2015 Cannes International Film Festival Cannes France)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

The Little Prince—complicated, metaphorical storyline with little explication—does not serve the general audience desiring animated entertainment. While the metaphors tantalize, a general audience may feel cheated out of an hour and forty-eight minutes. The film serves a narrow, niche market and lacks universal appeal.

Storyline

The Prince lives on a small planet where he spends his time digging up Baobab trees. One day a rose grows on his planet—a rose that talks and speaks. The Prince decides to explore the universe and meets an aviator in Earth’s Sahara Desert. He makes friends with the aviator who later tells a small girl about the Prince. She eventually searches for the Prince, finds him, and later returns to earth to resume the life her mother has planned for her.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Mark Osborne. Thanks to Executive Producers Moritz Borman, Chip Flaherty, Jinko Gotoh, Mark Osborne, Thierry Pasquet, and Paul Rassam for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: The Aviator (voiced by Jeff Bridges), The Mother (voiced by Rachel McAdams), Mr. Prince (voiced by Paul Rudd), The Rose (voiced by Marion Cotillard), The Fox (voiced by James Franco), The Snake (voiced by Benicio Del Toro), The Conceited Man (voiced by Ricky Gervais), The Little Prince (voiced by Riley Osborne), The Businessman (Albert Brooks), and The Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The story’s metaphors may not be understood by the general young child/ adult audience.

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