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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Dodger
Peter Lichten
Principal Davis
Dr. Miles / Humpty Dumpty
Miss Reiter
1st Teacher / White Rabbit
2nd Teacher / King of Hearts


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csodaországban  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[first lines]
Peter Lichten: Happy Birthday!
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References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »


Sleeping Beauty: Pas de Caractere
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Terrific movie!
2 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie in Rochester NY at the High Falls Film Festival. Bill Pullman introduced the movie.

To put it simply, this was a terrific movie! One of the best I have seen in a long time. How it is scoring so low on this site is beyond me. I would not trust the ratings on this site if this movie is scoring so low.

Elle Fanning is amazing in her role - one of the best performances I have ever seen by a child actor. Felicity Huffman gives her normal strong performance. Bill does not have a big part in the movie but plays it very effectively. Patricia Clarkson's performance as the drama teacher is perhaps the 2nd best in the movie behind Elle's. The rest of the cast was stellar as well.This movie holds you in its spell throughout. It's moving, funny at times and captivating in its style. Ignore the ratings - see this movie!

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