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Inkheart (2008)

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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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Flatnose
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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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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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Paul Bettany's wife, Jennifer Connelly, appears as Dustfinger's wife. See more »

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Mo has been looking for a copy of the book for nine years and apparently never thought of contacting the author until his daughter mentions it. We don't know what he did during the nine years. He might have tried to contact Fengolio but failed. He may have thought that his story was too hard to believe - who would believe that his wife was trapped inside the book? He may have saved it as a "last resort" item in case he never found a copy for that reason. Then, during the time-frame of the movie, he decided to try it because he had proof (Dustfinger) and it was an emergency. See more »

Quotes

Fenoglio: [to Dustfinger] You don't have to be selfish just because that's how I wrote you! You're more than that, you said so yourself.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.13 (2009) See more »

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Munich Schmankerl
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Performed by The Bavarian Band And Chorus
Courtesy of Sheridan Square Entertainment, Inc.
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In a word. . .magical!
23 January 2009 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Let's face it, it's tough to write a screenplay for a novel as intricately woven as "Inkheart." Some scenes were cut that should have been included and some sections were changed entirely. But isn't it the characters that count? Their development and how true they are to the original work? In that regard, this movie is amazing! Everyone, except for perhaps Basta, was exactly as I pictured, with star performances by the leading cast. Watching Dustfinger blow fire into his fingertips and listening to Mo's voice while he reads treasure from "Arabian Nights?" It sent shivers up my spine to actually be watching one of my favorite books come alive on screen. And honestly, if we don't give this movie a chance than we're squashing any hopes of ever seeing "Inkdeath" on the big screen. Come on people, give "Inkheart" a chance!


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