Eloise at the Plaza (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Eloise at the Plaza (2003)





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Created by author/entertainer Kay Thompson in 1955, precocious six-year-old Eloise, who lived in the Plaza Hotel with her long-suffering nanny, her dog Weenie, and her turtle Skipperdee, was the heroine of several delightful children's books written by Thompson and whimsically illustrated by Hilary Knight. The charm of the "Eloise" books has proven elusive whenever the property is adapted for another media, as witness a disastrous musical version which aired live on Playhouse 90 in 1956. On this occasion, Eloise came off as a spoiled obstreperous brat, which was as much the fault of the child actress cast in the role (Evelyn Rudie) as the adapters. Disney decided to give little Eloise another chance 47 years later with the location-filmed Eloise at the Plaza, a two-hour movie presentation of ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney anthology. This time around, Sofia Vassilieva played the title role, with Julie Andrews as Eloise's nanny (something of a full-circle for Andrews, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of a rather different nanny in the 1964 Disney theatrical feature Mary Poppins). The plot finds Eloise insisting upon attending a debutante ball at the Plaza and further conniving to have a runaway foreign prince (Denis Akiyama) -- who isn't much older than she is -- as her escort. Our heroine also mends fences between a reluctant teenage deb and the girl's pushy mother. Jeffrey Tambor is typecast as the Plaza's supercilious concierge Mr. Salomone, whose dithering efforts to keep Eloise from nosing into other people's business avail him not one bit. Hilary Knight appears in a cameo role as himself. Eloise at the Plaza first aired April 27, 2003.


Jeffrey Tambor
as Mr. Salamone
Christine Baranski
as Prunella Stickler
Debra Monk
as Maggie
Kenneth Welsh
as Sir Wilkes
Stephanie Ann Mills
as Molly Daniels
Eve Crawford
as Mrs. Daniels
Sheree Smith
as Laundry Supervisor
Denis Akiyama
as Prince of Kushin
Araxi Arslanian
as Head of Housekeeping
Tannis Burnett
as Miss Thompson
George Chiang
as Mr. Toyama
Corinne Conley
as Mrs. Thornton
Greg Farkas
as Ruth's Date
Jason Jones
as Bartender
Sam Strasfield
as Linda's Date
Jim Tooey
as Doorman
Debra McGrath
as Cornelia
Donna Feore
as Eloise's Mother
Rob Smith
as NYPD Officer #1
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Critic Reviews for Eloise at the Plaza

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranksi, and Debra Monk assist in the agreeable proceedings.

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eloise at the Plaza


Cute movie about a girl who hardly sees her parents and who lives in a Hotel. She gets into a lot of mischief. Cute movie for kids. The little girl named Sofia Vassilieva really resembles the little girl on the books cover. Entertaining movie for the kids.


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SO bad!

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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