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Bridge to Terabithia [Blu-ray]  [US Import]
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This is a journey two youngsters, 'Jess' (Josh Hucherson) and 'Leslie'
(AnnaSophia Robb) take, a trip into a shared vision of a place they would
like to be.
Both 'Jess' and 'Leslie' have problems at school with other pupils
bullying them for different reasons.
They meet up after school as often as they can and walk into the
woodland where they have created a place in there mind called Terabithia.
This film is a must for kids of all ages,i saw it in the cinema when released,
the audience was both young and a little older.
The film is both charming and indeed sad, take a trip into Terabithia, i believe
you'll enjoy it
A delightful story for all-ages
Digital Imagination - Bringing Terabitha to Life Featurette
Behind the Book Featurette
Keep your mind Wide Open
Anna Sophia Robb
Director / Writer / Producer - Audio Commentary
Cast - Audio Commentary - Cast and Crew Interview
The plot has already been covered in the overview, but essentially it's misfit boy from impoverished family befriends oddball new girl in class. "Terabithia" is really just their den in an isolated area of woodland, accessible only by crossing a river on a flimsy swing-rope. The fantasy world and creatures are simply figments of their imagination to pass the time of day. The tragic event two thirds of the way through provides a bit of a shock though not entirely unexpected. Unfortunately this being Disney the whole thing is done in the best possible taste. No Donnie Darko or Heathers style teenage angst and the two main characters barely hold hands. Even the school bullying scenes are toned down and sanitised.
Not really sure which demograph Disney are targeting. It's hard for a story about two young teenagers to sustain the interest of an adult viewer while the events are a little downbeat for a very young audience. If you want human pathos with a sprinkling of fantasy then something like Shymalan's "Lady in the Water" works far better.
With hindsight this film was probably a rental job rather than a purchase. In conclusion, Terabithia is worth watching if you enjoy human drama. However it's important to repeat that if you're looking for epic battles, dragon slayers or even just uplifting fantasy this is NOT on offer here.
Josh Hutcherson, who is no stranger to acting already, starring in 15 plus films plays quiet and artistic Jesse Aarons who usually finds himself the [...] of jokes by the loud and obnoxious fellow students at his public school. Hutcherson is terrific and such an amazing lead actor in this film. I think kids will love watching him and really relate to his situation and really respect him and follow him. I hope he continued to get some really great roles. Also really terrific is AnnaSophia Robb who plays unique dreamer Leslie Burke who befriends Jesse and together they have incredible adventures together and form a lasting friendship. AnnaSophia is such a sweetheart and really does bring Leslie to life as this carefree, deep thinking, happy, spirited little girl. She really is the perfect Disney girl and probably has a promising career as such ahead of her. Also terrific is 8 year old Bailee Madison who plays the irrepressible and adorable May Belle Aarons who is really heading towards the same fate that Jesse finds himself in, in the real world. Jesse takes her under his wing and shows her the magic world that him and Leslie have created. Robert Patrick is also just terrific as the Aarons' father, Jesse Sr. Patrick's character is not a bad guy at all!! In fact he is desperately trying to provide for his family, and has simply been worn by the world around him. He wants his children to be raised to be strong providers especially his only son. The supporting cast is also terrific with key performances by Zooey Deschanel, Lauren Clinton, and Cameron Wakefield.Read more ›
It's also that first day of school when he meets Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb). She's his new neighbor. When she beats Jesse at races during recess, he's less then happy. But slowly the two build a friendship.
It's Leslie's idea to create a magical kingdom. In Terabithia, anything they can imagine goes. They are the rulers and must fight against the evil creatures of the realm. Slowly, Leslie's imagination rubs off on Jesse, and he begins to enjoy these games as well. Their friendship even helps them deal with the bullies they face at school. But will it help when tragedy strikes?
This movie is based on a classic children's novel. Those familiar with the book need not worry, this movie sticks closely to the book. For those not familiar with the book, that means pay no attention to the ads you may have seen because this is not a fantasy movie. The majority of the movie is spent in the realities of fifth grade life.
And it has a very bitter sweet ending. If you are looking for a light film, you will be disappointed. But it is well worth enduring the sorrow for the beauty of the ending.
The original novel was written and set in the 1970's but the movie is given a modern setting. It only affects little things, and the heart of the story remains unchanged.
The acting is top notch, too. AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson are both newcomers and are perfectly believable as the leads. The other stand out is Bailee Madison as Jesse's younger sister.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's an amazing film, however it jumps in several places on every dvd player we used.Published 6 months ago by lozzy
Our daughter watched this at a friends and was so impressed wanted to have one at home.Published 11 months ago by Eilean Grant
What a great family film, can't wait for the second one to be released. This film is magical and full if imaginatation.Published on 1 May 2014 by micky boy
bought this dvd as I had watched it at christmas but missed the end so bought the dvd unfortunatly I did not watch straight away and when I did the disc was faulty and would not... Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2014 by R. Turner
I love this DVD, but unfortunately, I wasnt able to watch it as DVD reader said 'not suitable for your region'. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2013 by Pamela Willetts