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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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Mark Waters

Writers:

Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay), David Berenbaum (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... Jared Grace / Simon Grace
Mary-Louise Parker ... Helen Grace
Nick Nolte ... Mulgarath
Sarah Bolger ... Mallory Grace
Andrew McCarthy ... Richard Grace
Joan Plowright ... Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick
David Strathairn ... Arthur Spiderwick
Seth Rogen ... Hogsqueal (voice)
Martin Short ... Thimbletack (voice)
Jordy Benattar Jordy Benattar ... Young Lucinda Spiderwick
Tod Fennell ... Helen's Co-Worker
Mariah Inger Mariah Inger ... Nurse
Jeremy Lavalley Jeremy Lavalley ... Tow Truck Driver
Lise Durocher-Viens Lise Durocher-Viens ... Mrs. Spiderwick
Tyler Patrick Jones ... Additional Performer
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Storyline

Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother Helen (Mary-Louise Parker), twin brothers Jared (Freddie Highmore) and Simon Grace (Freddie Highmore), along with their sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger), find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of fairies and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon, and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bulk of the events of this movie take place in one day. See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) On the way out to see Aunt Lucinda, Simon calls to Mullory and gives her an ocular device he has found that holds the seeing stone. Just before leaving the house, Mullory is seen putting the ocular device over her right eye. When Mullory and Jared first enter the tunnel, the ocular device is on the right eye as seen earlier. However, a few moments later while running through the tunnel the ocular device is on the left eye. As the two approach an intersection the ocular device is back on the right eye. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helen Grace: [the Grace family arrive to the Spiderwick estate house] There it is. Pretty much how I remember it. I was younger than you last time I was here, Simon
Mallory Grace: Well, it's big.
Simon Grace: Yeah, so I can get bigger pets here, right Mom?
Helen Grace: Sure! Get a cow. Get a whole flock.
Simon Grace: [Simon smiles] Herd.
Helen Grace: That, too. What do you think, Jared? Jared?
Helen Grace: [as Jared listens to his headphones ignoring Helen] Okay, here we go.
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Crazy Credits

In Loving Memory of Scott Rathner and Stuart Rosenberg See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.9 (2008) See more »

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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Written by Traditional
Performed by Jordy Benattar
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Loved it
9 March 2008 | by lwluvgodSee all my reviews

I truly wasn't expecting much from this movie goon in but it was the only family movie available to watch with my 5 and 3 year old. I figured that because it wasn't a cartoon I'd have to deal with squirming bottoms and talking. But to my amazement the movie was not only entertaining to both of my boys (NO SQUIRMING!!!) both my husband and I loved it. My husband wouldn't even get a refill on the popcorn----and believe me that doesn't happen often!!!! I have nothing negative to say about the film. Some might think it's a little too scarry for younger kids but neither one of mine were scarred. A couple of times I had to explain some things to my 5 year old. The head goblin is kind of scarry looking; but not too bad.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,004,058, 17 February 2008

Gross USA:

$71,195,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,170,327
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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