Twelve-year-old Barbara Thorson flees from reality, living in the imaginary world of fantasy and magic, where she fights with giants. Her family does not understand her, peers do not like her, and she irritates teachers. And only recently moved here Sofia, her same age, trying to make friends with her.Written by
Halle Berry was considered for the part of Mrs. Mollé. However, she wasn't considered bankable enough to star in the film. See more »
The movie pretends to take place in US (but is filmed in Belgium and Ireland). In the railway depot you can see an old yellow railway locomotive with the inscription 'Rheinbraun'. Rheinbraun is a coal mining company in Germany. See more »
D'you think it's funny to spit on people?
Not ha-ha funny, but existentially, yes.
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If you're looking for a fantasy adventure... keep looking!
I've had great expectations for this movie. Based on the trailer I was hoping it will be one of the big fantasy hits this year, coming from the producers of Harry Potter and and starring the little girl version of Thor.
In the first 2/3 of the movie it does a great job at keeping you on your toes, it is intense in a way. You're just barely not given and not shown enough to be able to decide how much of what Barbara thinks is real and why is she the way she is. However at a point it starts really going downhill, and everything one would expect based on the trailer is derailed. You soon end up with a mediocre psycho-drama and the taste of disappointment in your mouth.
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