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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Jeliza-Rose / Voices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde
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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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$19,300,000 (estimated)

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$7,276 (USA) (15 October 2006)

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$66,453 (USA) (9 November 2006)
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The mailbox at the house in the country bears the name "M. Cullin", a reference to Mitch Cullin, author of the book that was the basis for the film. 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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Wasting Time
Performed by Chris Thompson and Mike Slamer
Written & Produced by Chris Thompson (as C. Thompson) and Mike Slamer
Published by Notting Dale Songs Inc (ASCAP) and Shattered Songs / Music (BMI)
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One word: Amazing
25 August 2006 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that does not rely on SFX to impress the audience. The storytelling is amazing.

Without noticing, I was pulled into the fantasy world that this movie is. Nothing is judged, no good or evil. No clichés, no heroes. Just the story. Not entirely unlike 'Brazil'. But this movie relies less on a 'weird' future world. Sure, the atmosphere is weird. But not the surroundings. Little events, happening all the time, make up the world. It is unclear whether they are happening inside the characters head, or they are real events.

Perhaps a bit too much for most American style 'junk food film' viewers, but I hope some of the 'Hollywood Junk' producers take notice, and learn.

Too bad this movie didn't show in more theaters. A real 'must see' for those who loved 'Alice in Wonderland'


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