Thursday Movie Picks: Rags to Riches
This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is a trope I haven't thought of in a while: Rags to Riches. Aside from one pick that came to me immediately, I had to think about the other two for a while. Here's what I came up with.
1) Annie - It's a hard knock life for Annie. The little Orphan who charms a billionaire's heart. I love this movie, I watched it quite a bit as a kid. There's been several remakes and stage shows, but the 1982 version always has my heart.
2) The Tale of Princes Kaguya - A simple bamboo cutter and his wife find a small child inside of a stalk of bamboo and she goes into a beautiful princess. While this isn't my favorite Studio Ghibli film, the animation is gorgeous. It's lovely to watch.
3) Cinderella - There's so many versions of this I could've chosen from, but the cartoon makes me think of my son, who watched this every day for months when he was a toddler. He loved her.