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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

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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Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

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Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever. See more »


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

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16 February 2007 (USA)  »

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El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,536,717 (USA) (18 February 2007)

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$82,272,442 (USA) (28 June 2007)
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The emotional scene at Terabithia where Jess is picked up and cradled in his father's arms after imagining he is being chased by the Dark Master and falling, was fourteen takes on a full day's shoot broken in the middle by lunch. See more »

Goofs

The position of the keys Jess places on the table changes in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Aarons: Look, the Squogre and the Vulture.
Gary Fulcher: Hey, here he comes.
Leslie Burke: And a guy who can stand up to a squogre is scared of a Hoager?
Jesse Aarons: [pauses, then walks up to Ms. Edmunds's car] Ms. Edmunds?
Ms. Edmonds: [gasps] He speaks!
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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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Spoofs Predator (1987) See more »

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Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by Zooey Deschanel and The Terabithia Choir
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A friendless boy, who is having trouble everywhere in life, is inspired and changed by the new girl at school, who teaches him the importance of fun and imagination.
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie not knowing what it was about. From the trailers I had assumed that it was kind of like The Never Ending Story, but I found that the trailers were terribly misleading. Since I have never read the book, I had no idea what it would really be like, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I won't get into the plot because I'm terrible at explaining plot lines well, but I hope that it will suffice when I say that I left the theater with my mind blown. I turned to my friend and was like, "Wow, I actually want to turn around and see that again, right now." but I couldn't because I had to go to work. It's unusual to be saying this because I normally don't like to re-watch movies so soon, but I've found that ever since I left the theater, I just want to go back. I've been trying to drag my friends there with me because I think that everyone should see this, but unfortunately, the add campaign may have ruined all chances of that happening. I find that every time I ask one of my friends to go with me, they say that there is no way they are going to watch that movie, which means I'll probably have to see it alone when I watch it again (I will definitely be watching this again). It was so good that I cried during the movie. I only remember crying in one other movie ever.

Bridge to Terabithia just might be my new favorite movie. I wasn't sure if Spiderman 2 and Serenity would ever be pushed down in ranking, but Bridge to Terabithia is making it a close race.


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