PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Zathura: A Space Adventure
The Golden Compass
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The film attracted some criticism for the way it was marketed - as a rich fantasy adventure set in a mystic land. The reality is that the majority of the film is set in the real world, showing how children cope with the harsh truths of the life. The fantasy elements comprise just a small fraction of the movie's running time.
Leslie Burke, May Belle Aarons, Little Kids:
Free to pee! Free to pee! Free to pee!
When Leslie tells Jess to open her purse to let the light out, the purse switches from Jess' to Leslie's hands, and back again between shots.
Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge".
$28,536,717 (USA) (18 February 2007)
$82,272,442 (USA) (28 June 2007)