The Dot

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"Her teacher smiled."
  • NR
  • 2017
  • 7 min
  • 7.8  (22)

The Dot is a 2004 movie that stars Thora Birch as a young girl named Vashti who is struggling with her creativity in art class. Vashti is tasked with creating a piece to display for the school's art show, but she is feeling uninspired and unsure of her abilities. Feeling defeated, Vashti hands in a blank piece of paper to her art teacher, who encourages her to sign it and put it on display for the show. The next day, Vashti is surprised to see her paper framed and labeled as a work of art. Confused and curious, she asks her teacher how a blank piece of paper could be considered art.

The teacher simply tells Vashti to "make a mark and see where it takes you." With this new challenge, Vashti begins to experiment with different types of marks and lines, creating a whole series of unique and visually stunning pieces that impress her teacher and classmates.

As Vashti's confidence and creativity grow, she decides to pass on the encouragement and inspiration she received to a younger boy in her school who is experiencing his own creative struggles. She shows him that even the smallest mark can be the start of something beautiful.

Throughout the movie, Vashti's journey serves as a powerful metaphor for the creative process and the importance of taking risks and embracing one's unique talents and perspectives. With its heartwarming message and relatable characters, The Dot is a must-see for anyone looking to tap into their own creativity and find inspiration in unexpected places.

The movie is based on the children's book of the same name by Peter H. Reynolds and features beautiful artwork and animation that bring the story to life. Thora Birch delivers a standout performance as Vashti, capturing the character's fears and frustrations as well as her eventual triumphs and joys.

Overall, The Dot is a charming and uplifting movie that celebrates the power of art and the human spirit. It reminds us that every individual has something valuable to contribute to the world and that sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement to unlock our full potential.

The Dot is a 2017 kids & family movie with a runtime of 7 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

Where to Watch The Dot
The Dot is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play and YouTube VOD. Some platforms allow you to rent The Dot for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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  • Runtime
    7 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (22)