Remove the matricide and adolescent romance from Heavenly Creatures and you get Bridge to Terabithia, taken from the kids’ novel about two artsy, outcast youths who imagine a Narnia-lite wonderland in the woods. Despite his eye for grubby teenage detail and fantastic F/X, director/animation guru Gabor Csupo (Rugrats) elicits only serviceable performances from his actors. The third-act tragedy feels forced, but you’ll be bawling anyway. EXTRAS Educators discuss the book and movie. Yep: Terabithia is an after-school special writ large. B
(Weta Digital Ltd)
Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Kids and Family; Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick; Director: Gabor Csupo; Author: Jeff Stockwell; Release Date Wide: 02/16/2007; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Posted June 15 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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