Flora and Ulysses

Ulysses and Flora

Flora and Ulysses is a bright Disney family movie with a “turn that frown upside down” message, lively performances, funny bits that are funny, a cute kid in the lead, fantastic supporting turns. If it sounds like there’s a “but” coming, not a bit of it. The film provides its own corrective in the shape of Flora herself. “I’m a cynic,” says the ten-year-old (played by Matilda Lawler) who’s wise beyond her years and actually not cynical at all. She’s hurt – because her father (Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz) has left the family home and her mother Phyllis (Alyson Hannigan) is struggling to write her latest romantic novel. Struggling because husband George, … Read more