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Overall Rating
3.46

Awesome45.83%
Worth A Look: 16.67%
Average: 4.17%
Pretty Bad: 4.17%
Total Crap: 29.17%

1 review, 18 user ratings


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Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien
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"Tedious, unimaginative and downright ridiculous."
1 stars

Due to rapid technological advancements in the areas of animation, special effects, computer games, virtual reality and the Internet, those designing children's entertainment have had to devise increasingly ingenious methods of attracting attention. This new Australian film has obviously missed the boat on that. Tedious, unimaginative and downright ridiculous, it lacks any semblance of humour or playfulness.

Sally Marshall (Vansier), is the new kid in town and supposedly a modern day "Pippi Longstocking". Actually she is not remotely different aside from a bad vitamin C habit and a tendency to hang upside down on play equipment - way to be outrageous! When the school bully Rhonnie (Gumbert, in the films only passable performance) accuses Sally of being an alien, it's up to Pip (Neville) to prove her wrong.

Amanda McKay's script, based on her book of the same name demonstrates a complete lack of connection with her subject, young children. Here they are static and boring - most likely because they have to amuse themselves during their summer in Adelaide, where this film was shot.

Director Andreacchio (The Real Macaw) obviously believes children's films require a very clear message. Here the value of true friendship is drilled home in a tiresome fashion. ---Ronny Frost

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originally posted: 07/03/99 19:00:26
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User Comments

7/08/05 Vendetta it iz one of greatest children movies of all times 5 stars
10/25/04 Sam It's a great movie!!!, the message it's what counts! Nathalie Vansier is perfect! 5 stars
10/14/04 ritika mohapatra one of the best movies i have ever seen 4 stars
6/24/04 Natale D.Jones i think that glenn mcmillan is so cute 5 stars
4/23/03 L_Steel I LOVe IT!!! HELEN NEVILLE AND NATALIE VANSIER WERE PERFECT :) 5 stars
3/11/03 jessie i think thea is a cutie pie 5 stars
8/14/02 Chaarles Conley Good family intertainment with a very good Teaching on treatment of others 4 stars
6/26/02 Charles D Conley Good movie with a good message. 4 stars
9/30/01 Robert Deutsch My wife and I are *well* over 15, and we found the movie utterly charming. 5 stars
4/16/01 LiL Good for kids around 5-6, okay for kids 7-11. ABSOLUTE SHIT FOR PEOPLE OVER 15+! 2 stars
1/09/01 Alex it rox! 5 stars
9/28/99 Matt Edison Great Performance by Nathalie Vansier 5 stars
7/31/99 Movie goer I thought that 'Sally Marshall' was a sweet movie, with a meaning of true friendship. 5 stars
7/19/99 TOMB I LIKE IT 5 stars
7/15/99 Meepos Not the kids' fault, but the movie was disappointing. Should have been a TV show. 1 stars
7/04/99 Thea Gumbert I was in this movie. I think you're being a little hard on us. We tried our best, ok? 4 stars
7/03/99 Kristie One of the best movies i've ever seen !!!!! this is really great !!!!! 5 stars
6/24/99 peter thurmer solid entertainment for 8-14yrs,if somewhat flawed acting wise 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  02-Jul-1999

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  17-Jun-1999 (G)




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