I liked the film. 'Ociee' is an interesting story with unique characters and inspires you to learn about the historical figures she encounters on her adventure. Will need to talk to kids about some of the main character's behavior, because it is, after all, a story about Ociee growing from a 'tom boy' into a young lady and finding her unique strengths and place in life. She's somewhat rebellious, but shows courage when it really counts. Why is she called Ociee? Explained in the film and book. Good production and acting for a lower budget project. Winningham and Carradine are professionals and the little girl does a fine job. Not a big action film. Good for families, older children.
it was a great movie for all of my kids ages 5-10. They were laughing and quoting the movie when we were done watching it! We just wish it would've had more historical information and scenes & that it ended with more info. But I have a feeling it's one where the book is an excellent read with all the fill in information.
We are trying to stop accepting the choices for children that our cable and network TV provide. I am thrilled that we discovered Christianbook.com. Both our children loved this movie. We love the positive message and quality of the plot.
You can be sure we will be adventuring further with Ociee as we use the cameos performances of history making figures, like the President, the Wright Brothers, and Nellie Bly as a jumping off point for further research.
Our family was drawn into this delightfully entertaining and moving story. Our favorite character? Well the gypsy of course!!! But we will always love Ociee.