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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  14 February 2008 (USA)
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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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Hogsqueal (voice)
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Thimbletack (voice)
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Helen's Co-Worker
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Nurse
Jeremy Lavalley ...
Tow Truck Driver
Lise Durocher-Viens ...
Mrs. Spiderwick
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Storyline

Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,740,537 (USA) (15 February 2008)

Gross:

£10,530,519 (UK) (23 May 2008)
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Trivia

The facial features of the brownie Thimbletack bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the great Laurence Olivier. This is most apparent in the scene where Aunt Lucinda (Joan Plowright, Olivier's widow) calls him "my little guardian angel". See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) On the way out to see Aunt Lucinda, Simon calls to Mullory and gives her an ocular device he has found that holds the seeing stone. Just before leaving the house, Mullory is seen putting the ocular device over her right eye. When Mullory and Jared first enter the tunnel, the ocular device is on the right eye as seen earlier. However, a few moments later while running through the tunnel the ocular device is on the left eye. As the two approach an intersection the ocular device is back on the right eye. See more »

Quotes

Jared Grace: Why can't I see you?
Thimbletack: You don't see us, now you do, but only if we want you to.
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In Loving Memory of Scott Rathner and Stuart Rosenberg See more »


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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Written by Traditional
Performed by Jordy Benattar
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9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I truly wasn't expecting much from this movie goon in but it was the only family movie available to watch with my 5 and 3 year old. I figured that because it wasn't a cartoon I'd have to deal with squirming bottoms and talking. But to my amazement the movie was not only entertaining to both of my boys (NO SQUIRMING!!!) both my husband and I loved it. My husband wouldn't even get a refill on the popcorn----and believe me that doesn't happen often!!!! I have nothing negative to say about the film. Some might think it's a little too scarry for younger kids but neither one of mine were scarred. A couple of times I had to explain some things to my 5 year old. The head goblin is kind of scarry looking; but not too bad.


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