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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 January 2008 (USA)
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Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writer:

Daniel Barnz
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Huffman ... Hillary Lichten
Patricia Clarkson ... Miss Dodger
Elle Fanning ... Phoebe Lichten
Bill Pullman ... Peter Lichten
Campbell Scott ... Principal Davis
Ian Colletti ... Jamie
Bailee Madison ... Olivia Lichten
Peter Gerety ... Dr. Miles / Humpty Dumpty
Madhur Jaffrey ... Miss Reiter
Maddie Corman ... 1st Teacher / White Rabbit
Max Baker ... 2nd Teacher / King of Hearts
Mackenzie Milone ... Sally
Austin Williams ... Tommy
Teala Dunn ... Jenny
Caitlin Sanchez ... Monica
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Storyline

The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, as her brilliant but anguished mother begins to worry for her daughter's health. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dare to dream your life.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodaországban See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,535, 13 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$73,361
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Silverwood Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first draft for the script was written one year before Elle Fanning (Phoebe) was even born. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Lichten: Happy Birthday!
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Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Ninety Times Nine
Composed by Adam Blau
Arranged by Christophe Beck & Adam Blau
Performed by Elle Fanning
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Lovely Film!
11 March 2009 | by vendudeSee all my reviews

What a brilliant film. From the art direction, to the writing and directing this was almost flawless. The acting was above-par, and somehow, the best child actress to come along in decades, Dakota Fanning, has been upstaged by her little sister, Elle. I had an awful day, full of suburban bigots and homophobes and was starting to feed into it. I randomly watched this movie and found solace in a nine year old boy overcoming the same stuff I dealt with today. Maybe that sounds pathetic, but it was the quiet reminder I needed today. Thanks to the filmmakers, not only was I thoroughly entertained, you brightened my evening.


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