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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

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 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleeping Beauty: Pas de Caractere
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Arranged by Jim Long
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

 
Laugh, cry, think, feel- This film is a must-see!
16 August 2009 | by Kate4815See all my reviews

I love this movie. I watched it twice in one night. I am not so much one to comment on these things but this film deserves many nods. I will be very surprised if it doesn't win multiple awards. The acting is phenomenal and adds to the film's story by allowing it to be believable despite the setting of a world of enchantment. This film is not pretentious or self- effacing. It does not look down on the viewer; making one feel 'dumb' or confused, as many of these Sundance film festival type films succeed in doing. Rather, it sets a straightforward storyline that is easy to follow yet complicated in its intricacies. Each of the characters faces a plethora of obstacles; making it easy for the viewer to relate to them. Despite the fact that the exact circumstances which occur in the film may not apply directly to the viewer's life, I think most people can find at least some part of the film to relate to personally and internalize; I know I did. This movie had a profound impact on me emotionally, which is more than I can say for most of today's movies- It is not soppy (I cannot stand soppy) nor is it too raw and gritty. I would recommend this film to anybody who can appreciate an amazing piece of art.


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