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Tideland (2005)

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

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Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. Written by KGF Vissers

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The squirrels made it seem less lonely

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Rated R for bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all involving a child, and for some language | See all certifications »

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11 August 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tierra de pesadillas  »

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Budget:

$19,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,276, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,453, 9 November 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,659, 15 April 2007
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In an effort to promote the opening weekend of this film, Director Terry Gilliam crashed the ticket line for The Daily Show (1996). He signed autographs, told jokes, and took photos with fans, holding a sign proclaiming: "Studio-less Film Maker, Family to Support, Will Direct for Food". He is quoted as saying, "This is the state of independent film making. You got to get out on the street and beg again. We have no shame anymore, just out on the streets hustling. The first weekend is everything, if it doesn't do well the first weekend, it dies." See more »

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The map of Jutland misspells the West Jutland harbor city of Esbjerg as Ebsjerg. See more »

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Jeliza-Rose: Squirrel butts don't glow.
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Referenced in The Making of 'Tideland' (2007) See more »

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Lift Me Up To Sweet Jesus
Music by Todd Bryanton and Rob Bryanton
Lyrics by Mitch Cullin
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alice in gilliamland
19 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Amazing movie. Queer, funny, shocking, extremely beautiful. Gilliam at his best again. After overproduced and hollow Grimm Bros this one is a gem. It seems, most of the gems comes from outside of US nowadays. Dark meditation on Alice in Wonderland - that's how the Tideland looks at first. You may need to wait till the very end of the film in order to understand what it's really about. The final scene is amazing. Little Jodelle Ferland (Jeliza-Rose) is superb - I can't imagine how you can make a child to LIVE the role like that, not to PLAY it! 9 stars out of 10 - if 10 stars goes to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and 5 goes to Grimm Bros.


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