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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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Jack
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Damsel in Distress / Jillian (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
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Headmaster
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Rapunzel
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Prince Charming (as Billy Unger)
Emily Rose Everhard ...
Red Riding Hood (as Emily Everhard)
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Sleeping Beauty
Victoria Atilano ...
Ugly Step Sister
Atalaya Atilano ...
Mean Step Sister
Anthony Skillman ...
Hansel
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Gretel
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Broker / Booker / Lancelot Squarejaw
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Jack's Mother
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Grayson
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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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6 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az égig érő paszuly  »

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Trivia

Gary J. Tunnicliffe wanted to use his knowledge and love of martial arts to create an amazing fight sequence in the movie, but knew that to do this, and still maintain a G-rating, might be hard. To solve the problem, he created a two and a half minute "Ninja Pillow Fight", and called upon some of his industry friends (who can only be described as a group of Martial Arts and Stunt Masters and Legends) to choreograph and perform the sequence. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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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Version of Jack and the Beanstalk (1970) See more »

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Bad kids movie
31 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

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.

It's a cross between a bad kids movie and sarcastic adult fare. There are many problems with this film. The production looks like a bad kids TV show. Much of the movie is colored too far to the yellow and made this look very tired. The sets look cheap and cheesy. Gilbert Gottfried as the golden egg laying goose is another one of the many problems. He is ill-fitting in this kids film. Then again the jokes are really stupid. Chloë Grace Moretz is playing a small role as the damsel in distress in the opening fantasy and Jillian who helps out in the quest. Colin Ford is OK if lacking in screen presence. And everybody is doing badly here which is disappointing considering the many favorite actors here. And this starts with an unreasonable modern dream sequence. If this takes place in an old fantasy land, why would he dream about the modern day. Like so many things here, it's best not to think about it.


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