Bridge to Terabithia

{4.5/5} “If you download any essay off of the Internet, you will be downloaded into detention.”

Jess’s family doesn’t have a lot of money and he’s getting hand-me-downs from his sisters. Leslie is new to the area — she joins his school class, and then he discovers that she lives next door. Jess likes to draw and run. Leslie has a way with words and is eager to try new things. They’re both having trouble relating to their parents and their schoolmates. They find their own special spot in the woods — an abandoned treehouse — which becomes the centre of the fantastical world of Terabithia.

Bridge to Terabithia was released in 2007.

It’s about friendship, growing up, and imagination — it’s a great movie.

The fantastical creatures that Jess and Leslie imagine in the forest are depicted on screen — those parts are visually interesting.

The story takes a tragic turn two thirds of the way through.

The two main child actors, who I haven’t seen before, do a tremendous job.

The playful music is by Aaron Zigman (My Sister’s Keeper).

Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) plays Jess and AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) plays Leslie.

Zooey Deschanel (the TV show New Girl) plays music teacher Ms.Edmunds, Robert Patrick (the TV show The X-Files) plays Jess’s dad, and Bailee Madison (Young Snow White on the TV show Once Upon a Time) plays Jess’s sister May Belle.

The movie was directed by Gabor Csupo (The Secret of Moonacre).

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