Paula Shtein as Liesl Von Trapp, in upper left corner (white dress, next to children)

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The seven children, who look and act as if they could all actually be in the same family, are appealing without being cloyingly cute, and as the eldest, Liesl, Paula Shtein is captivatingly spunky.