Bridge to Terabithia Remove the matricide and adolescent romance from Heavenly Creatures and you get Bridge to Terabithia , taken from the kids' novel about two artsy, outcast… Bridge to Terabithia Remove the matricide and adolescent romance from Heavenly Creatures and you get Bridge to Terabithia , taken from the kids' novel about two artsy, outcast…
DVD Review

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

BABES IN THE WOODS AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson in Terabithia
Image credit: Weta Digital Ltd
BABES IN THE WOODS AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson in Terabithia
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jun 19, 2007; Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Kids and Family, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

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

Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints
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