Animation master Gabor Csupo directs his first live-action film in this adaptation of the novel The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson whose son David co-wrote the screenplay and serves as a producer. Jess (Josh Hutcherson) is misunderstood. Despite Jess talents as an artist the school bullies pick on him his father (Robert Patrick) belittles his dreams and his four sisters invade his space in the familys cramped house. Jess bleak world changes when Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb) moves into the house next door. Bright creative and outspoken Leslie also finds herself an outsider in their school. Soon the two are thick as thieves spending their after school hours exploring the woods beyond their backyards and on the others side of a creek which Leslie deems the kingdom of Terabithia. Here they create their own magical world complete with a Dark Master and his minions dragonfly soldiers giant trolls and a treehouse fortress. In Terabithia the two friends let their imaginations run wild and control their destiny far away from school bullies and the pressures of adolescence. Hutcherson and Robb are well cast as Jess and Leslie in this coming-of-age tale. Hutcherson handles both the melancholy intensity and unbridled joy of his character beautifully and Robbs smile and charisma are infectious. Zooey Deschanel also stars as Miss Edmunds the music teacher who befriends Jess. Terabithia and its creatures are created by WETA Digital LTD the same company that did the effects for the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and KING KONG.
Behind the book featurette, Bringing TERABITHIA to life featurette, 'Keep Your Mind Open' Anna Sophia Music Video, Director/writer/producer commentary, Cast commentary, Competition winner photo gallery, Creature paintings and credit roll, Icon trailer reel
Release Date: 15 October 2007
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 92 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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