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Tideland (2005)

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Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Writers:

Tony Grisoni (screenplay), Terry Gilliam (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Jodelle Ferland ... Jeliza-Rose / Voices of Sateen Lips, Glitter Gal, Mustique and Baby Blonde
Janet McTeer ... Dell
Brendan Fletcher ... Dickens
Jennifer Tilly ... Queen Gunhilda
Jeff Bridges ... Noah
Dylan Taylor ... Patrick
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Woman / Squirrel's Voice
Sally Crooks Sally Crooks ... Dell's Mother
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Storyline

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah dead in his chair, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. Written by KGF Vissers

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The squirrels made it seem less lonely

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all involving a child, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The hanten (Japanese-style jacket) that Jeff Bridges wears while "going on vacation" says "kotobuki" in Japanese, which ironically means "long life." See more »

Goofs

The map of Jutland misspells the West Jutland harbor city of Esbjerg as Ebsjerg. See more »

Quotes

Dickens: He's spoiling.
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Soundtracks

Cold When I'm Dead
Performed and Written by Doug Cox
Published by Pump Audio Publishing
PRS: (SOCAN), (ASCAP)
Licensed Courtesy of Pump Audio, LLC
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touch of Gilliam
13 September 2005 | by goldenboy72See all my reviews

Bizarre. Fantasmagorical. Frightening. A story-book nightmare.

Who else but Gilliam would give us a view of the inside of "The Dude's" ribcage?(Well, maybe Lynch)

In Tideland we approach to the edge of what is acceptable to the average film-goer but I kept wishing we would go over the edge and see what's there. Others in the audience claimed they wanted to escape to the lobby. It leaves most viewers uneasy, as if the film is an unpleasant taste to be rinsed from the mouth.

Whether or not you like it relies on the individual but what cannot be denied is that the film floats on the performance of Jodelle Ferland who plays 8 year old Jeliza-Rose as a modern day Alice though Tideland seems a far more frightening place than Wonderland. With the aid of her finger-puppet dolls' heads Ferland essentially inhabits 5 different roles withing the film. Easily one of the creepiest but most interesting performance by a child in years.

Good film? Bad? This hard-to-digest film seems to remain outside of such judgments. Best to see it for yourself. One thing is guaranteed: it's an unsettling journey into the realms of the weird.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,276, 15 October 2006

Gross USA:

$66,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$566,611
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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