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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.

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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

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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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Trivia

Eight minutes into this movie (the tag playing scene), Phoebe was first spotted wearing a cream dress with grey turtleneck and hunter green greyish wool stockings, and yet all of a sudden, she wore different wardrobe and the wool stockings were changed to red when the kids were going at her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Lichten: Happy Birthday!
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Soundtracks

Swan Lake: Scene (Swan Theme)
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as CSR Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava))
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
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Awesome!
26 April 2008 | by ariwriterSee all my reviews

I walked into the theater during a special screening through Boston's International Film Festival only seeing the trailer and hearing bits and pieces of the plot.

Let me be the first to say on the IMDb that the ensemble acting, plot development, and art direction is simply fantastic! In a word, the film was awesome! While a drama, there were many comedic moments through the talents of Elle Fanning and other characters, and stay tuned to a tear-jerking moment near the end that caused many of us in the theater to sniffle.

I recommend this to everyone once it hits mainstream theaters this fall.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Menina no País das Maravilhas See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,535, 15 March 2009

Gross USA:

$73,361
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Company Credits

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Silverwood Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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