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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

 -  Drama  -  20 January 2008 (USA)
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Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

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Miss Dodger
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Peter Lichten
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Principal Davis
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Dr. Miles / Humpty Dumpty
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Miss Reiter
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Monica
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Dare to dream your life.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csodaországban  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$18,535 (USA) (13 March 2009)

Gross:

$72,979 (USA) (27 March 2009)
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Trivia

Eight minutes into this movie (the tag playing scene), Phoebe was first spotted wearing a cream dress with grey turtleneck and hunter green greyish wool stockings, and yet all of a sudden, she wore different wardrobe and the wool stockings were changed to red when the kids were going at her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Lichten: Happy Birthday!
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Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake: Scene (Swan Theme)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava))
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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Flawed, but brave and original
22 October 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

When it's good, it's terrific, including an amazing performance by a very young Elle Fanning as a mentally troubled 8 year old, and good work by Felicity Huffman, and the always wonderful Patricia Clarkson.

On the other hand, the very talented Campbell Scott is reduced to playing a one note joke, and the tone of the film is all over the place; odd quirky comedy one moment, a child contemplating suicide the next.

But the real problems are when the film's Lifetime network roots show through, and suddenly there's that warm, fuzzy, phony feeling that being a kid with severe emotional problems isn't all that bad, and everything will be just fine. It undermines the film's interesting attempts to really get inside a struggling kid's head.

None-the-less, the film gets real points for trying, and about 80% of the time, this is a very good, and very original film.


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