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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

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Gabor Csupo

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Jeff Stockwell (screenplay), David Paterson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hutcherson ... Jess Aarons
AnnaSophia Robb ... Leslie Burke
Zooey Deschanel ... Ms. Edmunds
Robert Patrick ... Jack Aarons
Bailee Madison ... May Belle Aarons
Kate Butler ... Mary Aarons
Devon Wood Devon Wood ... Brenda Aarons
Emma Fenton ... Ellie Aarons
Grace Brannigan Grace Brannigan ... Joyce Aarons
Latham Gaines ... Bill Burke
Judy McIntosh Judy McIntosh ... Judy Burke
Patricia Aldersley ... Grandma Burke
Lauren Clinton ... Janice Avery
Isabelle Rose Kircher Isabelle Rose Kircher ... Carla
Cameron Wakefield Cameron Wakefield ... Scott Hoager
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Storyline

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The beloved novel comes to life. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Gemini Film [Russia] | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridge to Terabithia See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,536,717, 18 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,272,442, 28 June 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,587,063, 8 February 2009
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Because it was easier for WETA, the grand panorama shot of Jess/Maybelle's Terabithia (at around 1h 30 mins) includes CGI versions of Jess and Maybelle, instead of the actors themselves. See more »

Goofs

The painting scene at Leslie's house: The paint on the wall changes considerably between shots, appearing, then disappearing. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Aarons: WE THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD.
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Crazy Credits

Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »


Soundtracks

Another Layer
Written by Jon McLaughlin and Jamie Houston
Performed by Jon McLaughlin
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I'am glad it wasn't full of digital junk .
18 February 2007 | by homietimeSee all my reviews

I think the previews were misleading yes .But i was very glad that there was a story instead of a bunch of bad digital junk .Most of the people in the theater were crying. Sad yes but meaningful. Well written and very likable cast .Very brave .My girlfriend and i were the only two adults without kids and i thought this really is a kids movie but by the end i would have to say it was a little much for kids under 6 or 7 it is a very sad movie .The location was very pleasing .The two main girls were very well cast very engaging and you will see the boy in upcoming films as he is a very sellable kid .I would have to say well worth the price of a ticket


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