From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Released 1995

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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Director:
Marcus Cole
Released:
1995
Rating:
PG
From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is an unconventional family film about a young girl who runs away from home with her brother. Claudia Kincaid (Sally Prager) feels unappreciated at home, and does not like to feel uncomfortable, so she's decided to run away. Her little brother Jamie (Johnny Doran) doesn't talk much and has been saving all his pennies from betting on cards (and bending the rules a bit), so she takes him along on her journey. Together the two get on a bus and take a trip down to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They live for a week in the museum, blending in with tour groups, sleeping on antique beds, and showering in the bathrooms, but before long a striking statue catches their eyes. The sculpture, which Claudia names Angel, appears to be the work of the legendary artist Michelangelo, but was sold to the museum for a very small sum by a wealthy old woman named Basil E. Frankweiler (Ingrid Bergman). Driven to uncover the mystery of the enigmatic art piece, the two kids use their last bit of money to head out to Mrs. Frankweiler's house, where, after meeting the strange old bird, they do uncover the secret of the painting, and Mrs. Frankweiler drives them back home, finally understanding why they ran away in the first place. Directed by Fielder Cook and based on the novel by E. L. Konigsburg, From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is an endearing fantasy that will have kids of all ages smiling from ear to ear.moreless
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    Pre-Teens, Grade Schoolers, Tweens