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Jack and the Beanstalk (2009)

Jack goes up the beanstalk to rescue a little girl who has been transformed into a harp.

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A fairy tale character who is about to flunk out of fairy tale school, Jack must perform a heroic deed by Monday or fail miserably, just like his father before him. Anxious to make good, Jack sells his C.O.W. (Computer of Wonder) for a handful of magic beans and a mysterious book that records his adventures as he's having them. Accompanied by his sidekick Grayson -- a goose who ate a bean and underwent an amazing transformation -- Jack climbs the magic beanstalk to recover the fabled Harp of Destiny from the evil Giant who lives in the sky. Helping Jack on his perilous quest is the spunky Jillian, a fearless young girl whom Jack meets on his journey -- and who just may have a hidden agenda... Written by anonymous

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Trivia

Director Gary J. Tunnicliffe is rumored to have performed at least two full re-writes and numerous 'polishes' on the script (by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus) but was not allowed to take it to the WGA for arbitration. See more »

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In the pillow-fight scene, the stunt double for Jillian (Chloe Moretz) receives several close-ups where the face is clearly seen to be Asian. See more »

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Nervous Lumberjack: I never wanted to be a lumberjack anyway. I always wanted to do something different with my life.
Mayor Lichfield: Well, what did you want to be?
Nervous Lumberjack: I always wanted to be...
Mayor Lichfield: What? What?
Nervous Lumberjack: I always wanted to be...
Mayor Lichfield: Say it, man!
Nervous Lumberjack: A pet store owner.
Mayor Lichfield: What?
Nervous Lumberjack: Yes. Huggable dogs, hamsters, little rabbits, a Norwegian Blue Parrot.
Crowd at Lumberjack Rally: A Norwegian Blue Parrot? Got beautiful plumage!
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At the end of the credits, Dobbytok wakes up to find nobody's there he looks at the gold coins and decides to take over the castle. See more »

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Too cheesy for grownups so hope kids like
26 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was beginning to look like a good story. Then the cheesiness came into play. A bit over acted and silly. Again, maybe the very young kids will like this adaptation. I soon lost interest and wished Gilbert Gottfried (the goose) would just shut up already.

The creation of Jack and the Beanstalk, I believe, was hurried and not too much focus on creation. I mean, the giant was not even a giant, more like a big puppet, etc.

Most likely you will take the kids along to a theater to see and hope they will enjoy just the silliness of it all and not my luck of seeing a screener as an adult and no kids along while expecting a totally different style of movie. A More serious adaptation maybe? I think Disney would have done a better job.

My forecast for reviews of Jack and the Beanstalk will be, in grade level, user's (C) and critics (C). Or a 5 rating in IMDb.


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