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Bridge to Terabithia (1985)

Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school.

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Julian Coutts ...
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Sharon Alexander ...
Brenda Aarons (as Sharon Holownia)
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Earle Watson
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Jess Aarons and new girl Leslie Burke create a world of their own and call it Terabithia and pretend to be the king and queen. They return to their magical kingdom every day after school. Written by Adam Carpenter <encenoman@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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4 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Puente a Terabitia  »

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David Paterson, who was the real-life inspiration for the character of Jess Aarons, the son of Katherine Paterson (author of the original book), and producer and screenwriter for the remake Bridge to Terabithia (2007), referred to this version as being "like the crazy cousin that nobody talks about" and went on to say that "no one on our side was either involved with it or happy with the final product". See more »

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[first lines]
Jesse Oliver Aarons, Jr.: On your mark. Get set. Go!
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Version of Bridge to Terabithia (2007) See more »

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The book was better
9 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but I can't help to be biased.

Our whole class loved the book (We stayed in at recess to finish it.) but the movie was not as good!

The acting wasn't very good either. The movie was unable to capture the power of the book. (My teacher usually cries when reading it.)Instead, it ended up looking a bit corny. I didn't like The Outsiders movie either! (They were both a bit similar.) I guess we are just used to seeing a superb first-rate book-movie, instead of another movie that looks like it was home-made.

I loved the book. Read it.

Feel free to send me a Private Message regarding this comment.


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