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Holiday from Rules? (1958)

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Four schoolchildren, who are complaining about having to obey too many rules both at school and at home, are shown what life would be like if they lived in a place where there were no rules at all.

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Four children, about eight to ten years of age, sit around a nearly empty set complaining about all the rules they must follow - whether from parents, teachers, or other adults. An off-screen narrator invites them to imagine a place with no rules, and they're transported to an island of the imagination. They're excited at first, but as they try to play games, explore, gather shells to make a necklace, get food, attend to an injury, and eat, they find that life without rules is more than difficult. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Poor Educational Short
3 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Holiday from Rules (1958)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely bad educational short has four kids breaking several rules when our narrator gets on them. The kids then wish that they could live somewhere where there weren't any rules and they get their wish but soon they learn why rules are good. Hey, I like a good educational film as much as the next person but this one here is pretty bad because of how annoying all four kids are. The "messages" are so in your face and are presented so corny that you can't help but want to turn the film off and laugh. The sets are done so that some animation could be added and this here is a mildly interesting thing that keeps the film from being a total bomb.


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