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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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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

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Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever. See more »


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

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16 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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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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Trivia

The name Terabithia is inspired by an island called Terabinthia in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia novels. See more »

Goofs

The position of the keys Jess places on the table changes in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Aarons: May Belle, how many times have I told you to stay out of my stuff!
May Belle Aarons: It wasn't me!
Jesse Aarons: It was to you!
May Belle Aarons: You can't prove it!
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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 »


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Why Can't We Be Friends
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott (as Howard Scott), and Jerry Goldstein
Performed by Zooey Deschanel and The Terabithia Choir
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Story over effects.
24 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

When I sat down to watch Bridge to Terabithia, I did not know quite what to expect. From what I had seen in the trailers, I thought the movie would be about two kids that end up in some magical world, similar to the Chronicles of Narnia (clearly, I did not read the book). Needless to say that I was surprised when actually seeing the movie. I shall not spoil the story for those who have yet to see the movie, but I will say that, in my opinion, this movie is for a more mature audience than one would think. Rather than being a fairytale for youngsters, the movie actually gives the viewer an inside look in a young boy's life and all the troubles he faces, concerning school, family and friends. The setting overall was a lot darker than expected as well. I can be short about the acting. The child-stars that play the lead roles did a great job and really brought the characters to life. On this subject I must give some credit to the director as well, as it is very difficult to work with children and to get them to play the part exactly the way you want them too. One final aspect of the movie that deserves mentioning is the fact that it does not lean on special effects. Although there is a fair amount of nice CGI present in the film, the story dominates. Which in my opinion, is a lot better than the other way around. Overall, I found the movie very enjoyable, but I would advise parents of young children to find out more about the movie, before deciding on whether or not you'll let your kids watch it.


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