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.
According to screenwriter Jeff Stockwell, the scene where Jess and Leslie are racing a group of Hairy Vultures to the tree house was shot with "just the two of them on a treadmill against a green screen roped up like rock climbers."
May Belle Aarons:
I want my Twinkies, Janice Avery!
Janice Avery: What Twinkies, Twinkie?
When Janice comes back on the bus after getting rejected by Willard Hughs, an eighth grade girl with long blonde hair and a reddish brown sweater is sitting on the right side one seat ahead of the back seat, moves to the left side and forward one seat, then disappears.
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".
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