A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

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Gabor Csupo

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Jeff Stockwell (screenplay), David Paterson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hutcherson ... Jess Aarons
AnnaSophia Robb ... Leslie Burke
Zooey Deschanel ... Ms. Edmunds
Robert Patrick ... Jack Aarons
Bailee Madison ... May Belle Aarons
Kate Butler ... Mary Aarons
Devon Wood Devon Wood ... Brenda Aarons
Emma Fenton ... Ellie Aarons
Grace Brannigan Grace Brannigan ... Joyce Aarons
Latham Gaines ... Bill Burke
Judy McIntosh Judy McIntosh ... Judy Burke
Patricia Aldersley ... Grandma Burke
Lauren Clinton ... Janice Avery
Isabelle Rose Kircher Isabelle Rose Kircher ... Carla
Cameron Wakefield Cameron Wakefield ... Scott Hoager
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Jesse is picked on at school and had no friends until Leslie, the new girl, befriends him and they begin to come really close. They use their imaginations and create a world called Terebithia, only for the wonderful fantasy to end in disaster, tragedy and loss. But it's up to Jesse to remember what Leslie taught him and to stay happy.

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Close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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Tim Allen was considered for the role of Jack Aarons. See more »

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When Leslie tells Jess to open her purse to let the light out, the purse switches from Jess' to Leslie's hands, and back again between shots. See more »

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[last lines]
May Belle Aarons: Terabithia!
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Crazy Credits

Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »


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A Place for Us
Written by Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy, and Aaron Zigman
Produced by Bryan Adams and Eliot Kennedy
Performed by Tyler James and Leigh Nash
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Close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open . . .
18 February 2007 | by revan-roseSee all my reviews

Bridge To Terabithia

I have not read the book and did not see this movie with many expectations.

To begin with, this is a story of Jesse Aarons (Josh Hutcherson). Jesse is the fastest runner in his class and very proud of being so. Frequently picked on by the local bullies, troubled with the financial situation back home and oft ignored by all but one of his 5 sisters, he immerses himself within his drawings as an escape... Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb)is the new-kid in his class. She has a panache for writing which coupled by her ability to outrun all the guys in her class (including Jesse) ensures that she doesn't have the best luck making new friends. However, with their affinity to be picked on, Jesse and Leslie soon find themselves extremely fond of each other and off looking for a place of their own... This is Terabithia...

And this is where I'll end my summary for I do not wish to go into the spoilers for the movie.

All the kids in the movie really shine in their respective roles. As many reviewers have said before me, Josh and AnnaSophia are a wonderful pair! I would also like to mention the young Bailee Madison (playing Josh's younger sister) for her portrayal of May Belle.

However, what truly lifts this movie from "good" to "great" is the simplicity of the whole story. This is a children's movie through and through and but do not expect a typical Disney feel-good comedy. Do not also expect huge CG sequences like say, The Chronicles of Narnia.

This movie is full of heart and everything about it is shown from the eyes of a child. Life, is not a pretty thing and more than the magical kingdom of Terabithia, this is a tale of a young kids' coming to terms with matters of being bullied, being loved, having a true friend and even trying to understand death.

By the end of it all, many people around me were moved to tears and I myself was trying desperately to hold back. The movie, its message and its delivery are all beautiful.

On a critical note, the only thing about the movie that I didn't particularly love was the music. The music in general wasn't very well suited and certain songs were just not needed, but I suppose thats what the MTv culture demands.

In conclusion, I highly recommend it. Go and watch this movie and if you have them, take your children... They'll love it!

9/10


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,564,612, 18 February 2007

Gross USA:

$82,272,442

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,587,063
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