Fairy Tale: A True Story
In this film loosely based on a scandal that erupted around World War I, two cousins, Elsie (Florence Hoath) and Frances (Elizabeth Earl), discover spirits in their garden and take their pictures to prove they exist. When all of England hears of their secret, they become instant celebrities, hobnobbing with the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O’Toole) and Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel). But are the spirits real? And if not, does it matter?
This is a charming true story about two young girls, who take a picture of fairies in their garden. Whether it was true or fake was the question that everyone tried to learn. But like the magician Houdini said in the movie, “You can tell people the truth but they may or may not believe you.” Filled with the wonder of amazing magic and fairies makes this an interesting story with a surprise ending.We want to note that the film does look briefly at the topic of spiritualism and mediums and some families will want to make note of this. Because this movie also deals with death of a loved one, and there are some scenes with soldiers, this may be scary to younger children, Dove awards our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12+.