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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damsel in Distress / Jillian (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
Prince Charming (as Billy Unger)
Emily Rose Everhard ...
Red Riding Hood (as Emily Everhard)
Sleeping Beauty
Victoria Atilano ...
Ugly Step Sister
Atalaya Atilano ...
Mean Step Sister
Anthony Skillman ...
Broker / Booker / Lancelot Squarejaw
Jack's Mother


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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Did You Know?


(At around one hour and two minutes) One of the lumberjacks (played by Director Gary J. Tunnicliffe) expresses a wish to be a pet shop owner instead. This is a reference to a famous Monty Python sketch, where the reverse situation is the case. See more »


When Jack begins to talk alone with the headmaster, the C.O.W. (computer of wonder) lies on the headmaster's podium (at around 11 mins). When Jack leaves the classroom he takes it from his own desk. See more »


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 »


Version of Shônen Jakku to Mahô-tsukai (1967) See more »

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Too cheesy for grownups so hope kids like
26 May 2010 | by 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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