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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

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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:

El mundo mágico de 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The music video that Ellie tells Brenda (at around 14 mins) they watched the day before, is Say Anything's "Alive With the Glory of Love." See more »

Goofs

The class is singing "Someday" in one scene. We see a staff on the board with a key signature containing one sharp indicating G Major. However, they are singing "Someday" in A Major, which has a three-sharp key signature. We assume the students are still learning about single sharps and flats. See more »

Quotes

May Belle Aarons: Alexandra! My daddy gave me Twinkies. And neither one squished 'cause I didn't put 'em next to my drink.
Jesse Aarons: May Belle. I'd shut up about those Twinkies if I were you.
May Belle Aarons: You're just mad 'cause I got some and you didn't.
Jesse Aarons: Whatever. Just don't come cryin' to me when you lose them.
May Belle Aarons: I'm gonna eat 'em, not lose 'em.
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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 »

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Features Hannah Montana (2006) See more »

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Written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, and Mike Krompass
Produced by Matthew Gerrard and Mike Krompass
Performed by Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere appears courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Story over effects.
24 April 2007 | by Nez-AlphaSee 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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