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Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Family | TV Movie 28 March 2005
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A modern adaptation of the classic children's story "Alice Through the Looking Glass" written by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, which continued on from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". ... See full summary »

Director:

John Henderson

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (novel), Nick Vivian (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Alice
Charlotte Curley Charlotte Curley ... Little Alice
Penelope Wilton ... White Queen
Geoffrey Palmer ... White King
Louise J. Taylor Louise J. Taylor ... Tiger Lily
Rebecca Palmer ... Rose
Paulette P. Williams Paulette P. Williams ... Daisy #1 (as Paulette Williams)
Tania Luternauer Tania Luternauer ... Daisy #2 (as Tanya Luternauer)
Siân Phillips ... Red Queen (as Sian Phillips)
John Tordoff John Tordoff ... Railway Guard
Jasper Holmes Jasper Holmes ... Man in Paper Suit
Steve Coogan ... Gnat
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ... Tweedle-Dum
Marc Warren ... Tweedle-Dee
Michael Medwin ... Red King
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A modern adaptation of the classic children's story "Alice Through the Looking Glass" written by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel, which continued on from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". This time, Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red Queen (Siân Phillips) and White Queen (Dame Penelope Wilton), as well as many other amusing friends on her journey across the chessboard countryside onto become a crowned Queen.

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Fantasy | Family

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Kate Beckinsale was pregnant with daughter Lily Mo Sheen while making this movie. See more »

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Version of Alice in Wonderland (1985) See more »

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A 'wonderful' little interpretation...
8 December 2000 | by gluebbenSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this adaptation. It was far and above better than Disney's attempt to turn what is already a children's book into a 'kiddie' film. It was, with very few exceptions, very true to the book, despite the difficulties associated with converting Carroll's unique style to a screenplay.

Something I've always felt critical to adapting both Alice stories is her precocious nature. There is truly no way a child actor could handle the scope of Alice in any film. I thought moving the story to an older Alice was wonderful. And Kate Beckinsale's performance in that capacity was outstanding. She brought to life the very childlike innocence and naivete of Alice while dealing so very well with interpreting Alice's very opinionated, stubborn and whimsical personality. And visually, she fit the role perfectly. :-)

The quirky nature and self-interpretation in this film is a wonderful way to introduce children to a complex and bizarre children's story. I can only hope that it will be available on DVD someday.


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28 March 2005 (Hungary) See more »

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Isle of Man

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