In this episode Emma Yim joins me in talking about young women finding their place in the world with Little Miss Sunshine and A Little Princess

Little Miss Sunshine
Release: 2006
Director: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin

A Little Princess
Release: 1995
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham


We spoke about the book being written in 1905 and in the movie the father goes off to fight in WW1. This is obviously a deviation from the original work as WW1 would not have even started when the book was completed. In the book, the father doesn’t go off to war. She is simply sent from India to England to go to school and while there he father “dies” of jungle fever otherwise known as Malaria.


Becky is played by Vanessa Chester who was in Jurassic Park: The Lost World as Kelly Curtis; the daughter to Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm.

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