Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

If you ever miss remembering what it felt like when you were a kid, go watch this movie! It's amazing how aspects of your time as a child come floating back while viewing Bridge to Terabithia.

The movie is a about a boy, Jesse, who lives on the land with his parents and 4 sisters. They don't have much money and the financial stress from the parents often also burdens the children - at least Jesse. Jesse loves to run and draw but doesn't have any real close friend at school. Then, a new girl, Leslie, comes to the school and in his class. At first there's no real connection, but soon they become friends and Leslie introduces him to the magical world of Terabithia.

This movie has a great interplay between reality and fantasy, the director did a great job in letting the audience actually see reality going into the wonderful world of the imagination. Illusion becomes reality, something not only Leslie introduces to Jesse but which the director also (re)introduces to the audience. The movie also has a very sad part to it, but I don't want to say too much: seriously, go see this film! Open your mind (again).


Eavan Moore said...

I haven't watched the movie, but the book it's based on was really wonderful, sympathetic and low-key. I don't know if the film does this so much, but the scenes with Jesse's family were really thoughtful. I think the film focuses a bit more on Terabithia than the book does?

Nechama said...

Oooooh, I've decided to buy some movies off Amazon, mostly with Romola Garai in it, but I shall add this to my list because I want to see it now :)

Good description, really makes me want to see it!