The Three Lives of Thomasina

The Three Lives of Thomasina

DVD - 2004
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A love story between a veterinarian and a charmer who saves his daughter's cat in early 1900's Scotland.


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Apr 25, 2019

Thomasina is an orange cat who lives in a small village in Scotland during the turn of the century with her best friend, the seven year old Mary McDhui (played by Karen Dotrice) and her widowed veterinarian father, Andrew. (played by Patrick McGoohan) Thomasina is very special to Mary, which brings her a lot of happiness. Her stubborn father Andrew declares his daughter’s beloved cat destroyed when she was diagnosed with tetanus and orders her cat to be put asleep. Thinking Thomasina is dead Mary and her supportive friends give her beloved cat a funeral, which was interrupted by a so-called witch, Lori MacGregor (played by Susan Hampshire), a mysterious healer who cures animals. Thomasina was miraculously cured by the healer (after she returns from cat heaven) and she is reborn with no memory of her previous life. Dr. McDhui is a modern man who promotes modern science, but I think he should have done more to save the animals he was putting to sleep. Unfortunately, Lori was labelled as a witch for her alternative practise in medicine. I learned about Scottish culture, how culture is the root of a person’s identity, and how it is a part of tradition and custom. Dr. McDhui became blinded by his modern approach to medicine, while Lori followed an old forgotten tradition that was dead to them and so that is why they labelled her as a witch. History tells us what we did wrong, but this movie shows us that we never learn from our mistakes or from the past. It takes a tragedy for Dr. McDhui to change. This is a classic heart warming Disney classic for all ages. 5/5 Stars. @janmarrow1225 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jul 11, 2013

I enjoyed seeing the two children from Mary Poppins in this film, and that it was set in Scotland was cool. Great acting and the relationship between Mary and Father helps the audience to feel for the dad as he tries to mend his dying relationship with her. Cute story.

nadian Mar 30, 2008

This was my favorite movie as a child and I still love it!

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