Loosely based on a Mark Twain story, AVA'S MAGICAL ADVENTURE is neither magical nor particularly adventurous. A pedestrian slog through the detritus of better kid-flicks, this drab-looking tall tale features a veteran cast who can barely disguise their displeasure at playing stooges for a
Edwina (Remy Ryan) lives with her hard-working mom, Sarah (Priscilla Barnes), who has a layabout live-in boyfriend, Jeffrey (Patrick Dempsey). The girl becomes fascinated with a visiting carnival. This pocket-size circus needs a cash infusion fast, so its crass ringmaster, Slayton (Timothy
Bottoms), decides to send main attraction Ava to the elephant graveyard and...