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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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The beloved novel comes to life. 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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,536,717 (USA) (16 February 2007)

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$82,234,139 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Due to the fact that there are no squirrels in New Zealand, all squirrel shots were either prerecorded or digitally added in. See more »

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When Leslie gives Jess his birthday present on the school bus, her hair is covering her left ear in shots from one angle, and is behind her left ear from other angles. See more »

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May Belle Aarons: I want my Twinkies, Janice Avery!
Janice Avery: What Twinkies, Twinkie?
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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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.135 (2010) See more »

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Ooh Child
Written by Stan Vincent
Performed by Zooey Deschanel and The Terabithia Choir
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15 March 2007 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

A very well mastered family movie with a positive message that addresses topical themes for children in a poignant, focused manner. The children depicted are very real and likable (well, except for the ones you're supposed to dislike, that is), and easy to identify with. The movie is a faithful and touching adaptation of the beloved children's classic book.

The two main characters, Jesse and Leslie (splendidly played by John Hucheson and Annasophia Robb) are typical pre-teens, steering their way through the routine ups and downs kids everywhere deal with, and they develop a friendship/first crush due to their common interests and challenges. They find an old tree house, and create a fantasy castle type kingdom complete with magic, and populated by creatures based on people they know. Unlike so many other fantasy movies, this world is just an amusement for them, not a refuge that they actually "enter." The animation effects of this fantasy kingdom are skillfully executed in such a manner as to point out the reality that exists alongside the fantasy. For example: a tree begins to move, comes to life and performs an action, then relaxes back into its "real" position.

The relationships of all the characters, and what they learn from their experiences, are the true focus, with the fantasy sequences only spicing what's happening. There are many themes touched upon: friendship, tragedy, adventure, creativity, bullies, competition, family life, even making an enemy to a friend. I liked all the characters and the actors that played them; each person helped build the story. Emotional, even heart wrenching in one case, this movie is a gem. Highly recommended.


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