The Little Prince

Director: Mark Osborne
Year Released: 2015
Rating: 2.5

A girl (voiced by Mackenzie Foy) is being raised by her helicopter mother (Rachel McAdams) in a mundane world full of monotony ... until she becomes unlikely friends with an aviator neighbor (Jeff Bridges), who tells her the story of The Little Prince (Riley Osbourne) and his love for a fickle rose (Marion Cotillard). While at first I thought it was heresy to alter Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless masterwork - which transcends youth lit into something even adults can cherish - Osborne and crew do an okay job working the Little Prince tale in with the modern-day aspects ... though the third act is a little suspect (it turns out the Prince is working as a janitor and the people of the other planets are also on Earth). If the entire movie was done in stop-motion and kept Saint-Exupéry's original tale completely intact - the sequence with the Fox (James Franco) is pure bliss - this would have been noteworthy.