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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Aarons
Devon Wood ...
Ellie Aarons
Grace Brannigan ...
Joyce Aarons
Judy McIntosh ...
Judy Burke
Grandma Burke
Isabelle Rose Kircher ...
Cameron Wakefield ...


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The pest trapped in the greenhouse was meant to be an opossum, but they are not indigenous to New Zealand and the production was not permitted to import them for the shoot, so a Common Brushtail Possum was used instead, which is native to Australia and was introduced in New Zealand by early settlers as a source of meat and furs. See more »


When Janice comes back on the bus after getting rejected by Willard Hughs, an eighth grade girl with long blonde hair and a reddish brown sweater is sitting on the right side one seat ahead of the back seat, moves to the left side and forward one seat, then disappears. See more »


Jesse Aarons: That's what Leslie Burke says. She told me to keep my mind wide open.
Ms. Edmonds: Leslie Burke is right. Mind like yours wide open, you could create a whole new world.
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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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Keep Your Mind Wide Open
Written by Dave Bassett and Michelle Featherstone
Produced by Dave Bassett
Performed by AnnaSophia Robb
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User Reviews

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.

Death is not something to fear. It is just a passing from one stage in life to the next.

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