Tom Sawyer (2011)

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German film starring Louis Hofmann
Year:
2011
Year in film: ~
1870s
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
Tom ~13, Sid 9 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
2/10
Rating: **
Comment:
Louis Hofmann (Tom, on the right, metal bed) and his younger brother Sid praying at a wooden bed. Loft bedroom.

Had been aired recently (rebroadcasting Dec 26 on arte). I have seen it completely for the first time.

The worst Tom Sawyer version ever. Sorry. Everything is bad. Actors (although Louis is quite handsome but not with that hair and pants), props, setting, style of movie making …

Huck, Sid and Aunt Polly are much too young. Big bedroom, but could be worse. Sid also sitting on Tom’s bed. Why different kind of beds? And of course no bib overalls (what might be true to the novel). The plot is just about Tom but they probably want to add a Huck. It’s hard to put alle the plot in one movie.

Typical modern 2010s German movie (like Wickie) to get families in theatres. Please check out my other Tom+Huck versions on all my blogs.

For the sake of completion.

Bedroom scenes rating 2-3. Movie 3, Louis face 8.

The Paper Brigade

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Family film starring Kyle Howard
Year:
1996
Year in film:
1990s
Country:
USA
Who in bedroom:
Gunther 14. Brother
Kind of beds:
single bed. Separate rooms
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, TV recording
Rating:
6/10
Rating: ******
Comment:
Kyle Howard in this room (both pics). He has a younger brother (Ethan Glazer, in the white shirt) but he has a room for his own.

Very good and funny movie. Also a good pool scene (Kyle Howard in red swim shorts) and also shown in underwear (lying on the bed).

The bedroom is part of the plot, as kyle Howard has problems standing up early for his paper round. His brother “helps” him and is just before removing the sheets of the bed. Later he did some more like water.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 4 (girls and women only).

Can’t rate higher than 6 due to different rooms.

El otro árbol de Guernica

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Biography
Year:
1969
Year in film:
1930s
Country:
Spain
Who in bedroom:
~12 boys, ~9-11 yo
Kind of beds:
single beds, dorm
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment:
Several boys in a dorm. I found it by coincidence. Written by Pedro Masó (1927-2008, “La Gran Famila” series 1979, 1999, sequel to the 2 movies, see previous entry, rating 6).

Sorry, I can’t say much more about this movie yet. Set during the Spanish Civil War. Quite interesting, but there are probably better movies and much more involving dormitories.See my other entries and tags.

Completely on YouTube but I only have checked it at high speed. Novel by Luis de Castresana.

Rating 5 for now.