Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi, who already deals with feeling out of place in her family : ... See full summary »
The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, as her brilliant but anguished mother begins to worry for her daughter's health. Written by
The first draft for the script was written one year before Elle Fanning (Phoebe) was even born. See more »
How'd your audition go? I think mine went well. I practiced forever. I was better at home. Auditions are stressful. When I wanted my baking kit, I prayed to God every night for a whole month to get it.
Is that what you have to do?
Well, if you want something really bad, you have to pray. Or do something you hate, and God will see you deserve it.
I don't believe in God.
Me neither, but I did get the baking kit.
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I love this movie. I watched it twice in one night. I am not so much one to comment on these things but this film deserves many nods. I will be very surprised if it doesn't win multiple awards. The acting is phenomenal and adds to the film's story by allowing it to be believable despite the setting of a world of enchantment. This film is not pretentious or self- effacing. It does not look down on the viewer; making one feel 'dumb' or confused, as many of these Sundance film festival type films succeed in doing. Rather, it sets a straightforward storyline that is easy to follow yet complicated in its intricacies. Each of the characters faces a plethora of obstacles; making it easy for the viewer to relate to them. Despite the fact that the exact circumstances which occur in the film may not apply directly to the viewer's life, I think most people can find at least some part of the film to relate to personally and internalize; I know I did. This movie had a profound impact on me emotionally, which is more than I can say for most of today's movies- It is not soppy (I cannot stand soppy) nor is it too raw and gritty. I would recommend this film to anybody who can appreciate an amazing piece of art.
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