PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young girl institutionalized by her abusive stepfather retreats to an alternative reality as a coping strategy and envisions a plan to help her escape.
The two banners beside Wise Man (Scott Glenn) as shown in the trailer are a famous couplet from "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu: "Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain." This was later made into a famous battle standard by the Japanese warlord Takeda Shingen.
Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles,...
In the samurai scene the structure's gate belongs to a Japanese shrine, but inside is a temple. A shrine is associated with Shintoism, while a temple is associated with Buddhism.
Behind the final credits, there are short disconnected snippets of a musical performance involving Blue, Mrs Gorski and the dancers, performing "Love is the Drug".
There is an extended cut that is 18 minutes longer than the theatrical cut only available on Blu-ray.
$19,058,199 27 March 2011
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