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Format: DVD
Sku: 210829468
UPC: 014381526622
UPC 14: 00014381526622
Category Keywords: Children  Mental Illness  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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'.
Editor's 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."

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Image Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/5/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 100.016666666667 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2008
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 5266
Video UPC UPC: 00014381526622
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Phoebe in Wonderland - DVD Review
By: Chris Cabin filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 7/17/2009 1:48 AM
There is one reason to see Daniel Barnz's Phoebe in Wonderland and her name is Elle Fanning. First of all, yes, she is the younger and far more agreeable sister of Dakota Fanning, who rose to notoriety as Sean Penn's daughter in the 2001 weeper I Am Sam. But the younger Fanning, who just recently turned 11, gives a delicate and steady performance as the titular grade-schooler while much of her castmates go on autopilot or overplay their hand. Believable and engaging, Fanning nearly renders the ensuing bore watchable....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Campbell Scott
Video Cast Info Elle Fanning
Video Cast Info Felicity Huffman
Video Cast Info Patricia Clarkson
Video Cast Info Bill Pullman
Video Cast Info Bobby Bukowski - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Christophe Beck - Composer
Video Cast Info Ben Barnz - Producer
Video Cast Info Lynette Howell - Producer
Video Cast Info Daniel Barnz - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Daniel Barnz - Director

Professional 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

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