This is a delightful movie. It feeds the imagination with great animation, backgrounds, characters and songs, and it somehow manages to capture the innocence of childhood. Lizzie, age nine, is raised by her father who is a very busy, serious-minded man. No explanation is given as to what happened to her mom, but Lizzie’s favorite thing to dream about is fairies. She has drawn pictures of them all her life, thinks about them, and then one day is visited by a very special fairy named Tinker Bell.
Lizzie and Tinker Bell become fast friends. Lizzie watches out for her and Tinker Bell sprinkles her with fairy dust and Lizzie’s wildest dream comes true as she is able to fly around her room. A problem quickly develops when her father pops in, and Lizzie has to hold onto a chair to keep from zooming away! Lizzie’s father won’t believe that Tinker Bell is real. Tink becomes so angry with him for not believing his daughter that she allows him to see her to prove his daughter is telling the truth. When Lizzie’s dad decides to whisk her away to show her to some scientific experts, Lizzie is determined to rescue Tink and to help her father see Tinker Bell as a friend, not a freak of nature.
Vivid animation mixed with humor and positive themes make this movie one of those rare adventure fantasies not to be missed. One of the special scenes shows Tinker Bell catching up on some of Lizzie’s father’s chores so that he will spend more time with his daughter. The favorite saying of the fairies, “faith, trust, and pixie dust” is the theme of this enchanting movie. This film has a wonderful conclusion and is family friendly for young and old alike. We are pleased to award this movie five Doves, our highest rating.