This instant family classic boasts a buoyant, indefatigable freckled heroine in a gloriously realized off-kilter universe. Picture Annie in “a cross between John Hughes and Wes Anderson with a soupçon of Pedro Almodóvar” (Variety). A few years after the death of her younger sister, 12-year-old Candice Phee enlists the precocious new kid in class and her estranged uncle to pull her family from the depths of heartbreak. Based on Barry Jonsberg’s award-winning book, My Life as an Alphabet. AGES 10+
"Provides feel-good entertainment for the entire family without pandering - and definitely without sacrificing style or substance."
"There is much to appreciate in this film; much to like. You don't just watch it in big bright colours; you remember it in big bright colours too."