Phoebe in Wonderland

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Product Overview

The guilt-ridden mother of a troubled, imaginative girl devoted to 'alice in wonderland' initially sees her daughter's unusual behavior as signs of creativity. But with the help of an unconventional drama teacher, she soon realizes that her daughter is in danger of falling 'through the looking glass'.

Specifications

Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 210829468
UPC 014381526622
UPC 14 00014381526622
Format DVD
Release Date 3/5/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Children
Mental Illness
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Actress Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota Fanning) proves to have wisdom beyond her years with her raw and vulnerable performance as the title character in PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND. Both delightfully vivid and thought-provoking, PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND sensitively depicts a young girl living with the increasing symptoms of Tourette?s Syndrome. Unable to fit in with her classmates, Phoebe throws herself into her school?s production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND and finds a confidant and mentor in her drama teacher, played by the luminous Patricia Clarkson.^Both Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman offer up stellar performances as Phoebe?s academic parents, who struggle to come to terms with their daughter?s illness while fighting to preserve the unique and imaginative child that they have raised. This story of battling the confines of the status quo--while accepting that there are problems outside of a family?s control--is one that will resound with parents living in an era that often questions whether it is overindulging or overmedicating its children. Despite such heavy-hitting material, director Daniel Branz employs a light touch, crafting fantasy sequences that are a feast for the eye. Beautifully decorated and exquisitely acted, PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND is a must-see for any parent or teen who wrestles with trying to be a unique individual in a world that demands that everyone be "normal."
Reviews
USA Today "Elle Fanning is wondrous in PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND....It emerges partly a realistic character study of a troubled child, partly a treatise about the tyranny of conformity over imagination and partly a hallucinatory fantasy." 03/06/2009
Washington Post "Think of PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND as A BEAUTIFUL MIND, only for kids....Fanning's performance stands up to Crowe's portrayal of mentally ill mathematician John Nash." 03/06/2009
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "Clarkson is at her brilliant best in PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND....Huffman and Pullman excel in their roles..." 03/19/2009
Directors
Daniel Barnz
Actors
Elle Fanning
Felicity Huffman
Patricia Clarkson
Bill Pullman
Cast & Crew
Campbell Scott - Star
Elle Fanning - Star
Felicity Huffman - Star
Patricia Clarkson - Star
Bill Pullman - Star
Bobby Bukowski - Director of Photography
Christophe Beck - Composer
Ben Barnz - Producer
Lynette Howell - Producer
Daniel Barnz - Screenwriter
Daniel Barnz - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 5266
UPC 00014381526622
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 100.016666666667 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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