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      Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien

      Released Jun 17, 1999 1 hr. 38 min. Kids & Family Comedy List
      Reviews 83% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score An Australian loner (Helen Neville) must prove a new girl (Natalie Vansier) is not an extraterrestrial or else lose her telescope to a bully (Thea Gumbert). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A surprisingly enjoyable kids movie that anyone can enjoy. Sally Marshall is Not an Alien combines a good moral story with a touching story of friendship. Pip is a young girl who doesn't follow the other group of kids. She enjoys looking through her telescope than hanging out with where her mean rival, Rhonnie is. But she has company with Ben who wears the cloths of his older sisters. Pip and Rhonnie make a bet that Pip cannot prove that her new and very strange neighbor, Sally Marshall, is not an alien. What begins as spying turns into friendship and Pip and Sally grow a special bond. This is quite a surprising kids movie, brought to you all the way from Australia. It's a very small and inexpensive movie, that's for sure, but this movie does star a great cast of child actors that at times may seem awkward, but Natalie Vansier who plays Sally Marshall is RIGHT ON THE DOT perfect for this movie. There are a lot of themes in this movie that it could have been used but passed on. You have xenophobia and a coming of age story all in one, but this movie isn't going to be the definitive point for either. But with some missed oppertunities aside, this movie is enjoyable and touching that is much more mature than what you'ld expect from a indie kids movie. Like I mentioned, this movie isn't going to look perfect. It's a small film, with limited locations and technology. But what is used is used very well. The cinematography is suttle, but makes the movie look great, and it carries the pacing of the movie very nicely. Though there is one shot where the camera flys around the beach deck that looks very cool and raises the suspence of the scene incredibly. Other than that, we're not really so much raised to believe that there could be a possibility that Sally is an alien. We see the strange things about her and her family, but it doesn't seem to be surprising enough. But what this movie does well is when we see the growing friendship of Pip and Sally. The shot when she takes off her sunglasses, just as simple as taking of her sunglasses, even though we know there isn't going to be anything freaky, we are still surprised and moved. There are personal moments in this movie that because of the great pacing of the directing and the music score, those moments become very memorable. Sally Marshall is Not an Alien isn't going to raise anything new that we haven't already seen in adult movies, but what we are given is suprisingly good and heart warming. This is a kids movie that is worth taking a look because it can be enjoyed by anyone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely for a younger audience. Not very good though. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An Australian loner (Helen Neville) must prove a new girl (Natalie Vansier) is not an extraterrestrial or else lose her telescope to a bully (Thea Gumbert).
      Mario Andreacchio
      Executive Producer
      Antony I. Ginnane, Ronald A. Weinberg
      Robert Geoffrion, Amanda McKay
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 17, 1999, Original