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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

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Meggie (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
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Bookshop Proprietor
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Cockerell
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Mo has the special talent to bring characters out of books. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta, two villains, and Dustfinger, a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Meggie discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Written by Gloria

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Every story ever written is just waiting to become real.


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Rated PG for fantasy adventure action, some scary moments and brief language | See all certifications »

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23 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Ink Heart  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£700,146 (UK) (12 December 2008)

Gross:

$17,281,832 (USA) (3 April 2009)
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Trivia

Cornelia Funke's main issue with selling the rights to her novel was how much influence she would have over the film's casting, which she eventually solved by acting as producer. See more »

Goofs

As well as the German, the Italian and the French on the multilingual sign are also wrong. The Italian says "non ci penso" ("I am not thinking") instead of "non ci pensare" ("don't think"), and the French has "gaspillar" for the correct "gaspiller" ("waste, squander"). See more »

Quotes

Dustfinger: His name's Gwin. And I know he looks charming, but you know what they say about books and covers.
Meggie Folchart: Yes, I do. And I also know what they say about talking to strangers. Excuse me.
Dustfinger: But I'm no stranger, Meggie.
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My Declaration
Written by Tom Baxter
Performed by Eliza Bennett (as Eliza Hope Bennett)
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Good fantasy for all ages
13 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went to watch this film last night, now I'm not a big fan of Brendan Fraser but I enjoyed him in this film, he plays a loving father who just wants to protect his little girl, don't worry I haven't given anything at all away about this film. The acting was very good, the story was very Walt Disney which I love when watching a fantasy film, the cast isn't full of good looking stars but at the end of the day what Fantasy films are? If you love watching your children smile when watching a film then go and see it but also if you're an adult who loves a little bit of romance then go and watch this film, you'll understand why I said that once you have.


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