Top 10 Movies from 1991

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
Determined to unite her divorced parents, seven-year-old Hallie goes to Macy's to tell Santa ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. Hallie's thirteen-year-old brother, Ethan, and girlfriend, Stephanie, concoct a well-meaning but mischievous scheme to make her wish come true. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is an uplifting, pro-family film which proclaims the true meaning of Christmas as a church school choir sings "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," though there is a twinkling nod toward A MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.

WHITE FANG

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.

THE ROCKETEER

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
Strapping a flame-spewing, wing-tipped metallic gizmo to his back, ROCKETEER takes off flying when envious goons and Nazi's attempt to steal his futuristic equipment with a secret plan to rule the world. This well-crafted adventure film's only detraction is considerable violence, which makes it off limits for pre-teen audiences and offensive to some adults.

SHIPWRECKED

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
A Norwegian teenager sets out to sea in 1859 but a thrashing storm maroons him on a deserted island. He discovers a cave full of pirated treasures but cutthroats return for their spoils and the boy must fight for his life.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

In this heartfelt comedy, Spencer Tracy shines as the Father of the Bride who has to realize that his daughter has grown up.

WILD HEARTS CAN’T BE BROKEN

Quality:
***
True inspirational story of Sonora Webster, stunt rider at Atlantic City's Steel Pier amusement pier during the Great Depression, who continued to perform after an accident left her permanently blind. A well-crafted movie, WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN emphasizes courage, persistence, repentance, and forgiveness.

HOOK

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Discretion advised for older children.
The movie HOOK, the sequel to PETER PAN, brings back the villainous Captain Hook to wreak revenge on Peter's children and shows a grown-up Peter, who is stressed out and needs to return to Never Never Land. The film contains sword fight violence, some sexual innuendo, a slightly tipsy Peter, and is probably too long for some small children to manage, although it does exhibit elaborate sets and excellent acting on the part of Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook and Robin Williams as Peter.

MY MOTHER’S CASTLE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
MY MOTHER’S CASTLE is a continuation of MY FATHER’S GLORY, the second part of popular French author Marcel Pagnol’s memoirs. It focuses on the pre-teenage Marcel and his relationship with his mother, Augustine, in turn-of-the-century Provence, in southern France. Acting and cinematography are both superb with the movie resembling a fine impressionist painting.

MY FATHER’S GLORY

Quality:
***
Content:
+1 Discernment required for young children.
MY FATHER'S GLORY is the first of Yves Robert's two charming movies based on the sweet reminiscences of Marcel Pagnol, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, schoolteacher, and translator of Shakespeare. The film proves exceptional in every way: outstanding cinematography that captures the countryside of Provence, fitting musical score, and wonderful acting performances

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3D)

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 ome minor questionable elements.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a beautiful, but bored French girl whose life takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself imprisoned by a brooding Beast with a mysterious secret that holds the key to their future. With its newly enhanced format and the addition of a great new scene and song, this movie is a must-see for all except the very young or easily frightened.

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