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Girl on Approval1961

  • 4.0
Sheila's fourteen. Her father abandoned her as a baby, her mum's in jail and she's stuck in a children's home. Every family that's tried to look after her has found her too difficult. Now Anne and John Howland want to foster Sheila. But if they can't make a home for her, her future looks bleak. Starring Academy Award®-nominated actress Rachel Roberts (THIS SPORTING LIFE, O LUCKY MAN!) as Anne and sensitively directed by Charles Frend (THE CRUEL SEA, SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC), GIRL ON APPROVAL is a major example of the British New Wave, a brilliant study of troubled lives.

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I liked the reality of this film where it shows the complexities of parents raising a difficult foster child.