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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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Storyline

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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16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,536,717, 18 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,272,442, 28 June 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,587,063, 8 February 2009
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Trivia

It was AnnaSophia Robb who came up with the name of the Dark Master. Initially in production it was referred to as the Key Monster. See more »

Goofs

The part of Hannah Montana that Jess' sisters are watching repeats while Leslie is at the Aarons' home. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Aarons: [squogres come] Where are Terabithian warriors when you need 'em?
Leslie Burke: I don't know!
Jesse Aarons: [Terabithian warrior comes] Great! Now there's three of us!
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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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Happy Birthday
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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Not a children's story????
4 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I have read about 30 reviews on here about this movie, many of them saying this film is not for kids. While I do understand where some parents may be coming from, I have to disagree. I personally read this book when I was in 5th grade. That was 11 years ago, yet somehow that book still sticks in my mind. I honestly had completely forgotten what the book was about, but I remember it being about two kids. Therefore, seeing the movie was like experiencing the story all over again. I DO think this is a good movie for children 10+. Like I already mentioned I was 11 when I read the book for the first time and I remember it having quite a positive impact on me. I didn't remember the novel or what it was about, however I did remember that it touched me in a way that very few books ever did. Kids 10+ need to see this movie.

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