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Simply a great movie.
Bridge to Terabithia (DVD)
Member Name: teafan11
Bridge to Terabithia (DVD)
Advantages: great movie.
Bridge to Terabithia.
I've had this dvd since the film came out in the shops, I couldn't wait to buy it and neither could my kids. They loved this movie as did I.
The movie is ultimately aimed at the younger market but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The main focus of the movie is on a young boy named Jesse played by Josh Hutcherson and a girl named Leslie played by Anna Sophia Robb. The characters meet when Leslie starts at Jesse`s school, and they become close friends inventing a secret world, which is never really clear whether it is simply their amazing imagination or abstract reality. The secret world is full of amazing creatures that you need to believe in to be able to see. The secret world is a place that Jesse can escape reality, as he feels like an outsider both at school and at home. As the film progresses so does the characters connection which is wonderful to watch.
This film is great to watch but as a home schooling mum I'm always looking for ways to educate and this is perfect. We had loads of lessons based around this film. The imagination aspect is obvious but family and friend relationships and individuality are other issues touched upon in the film. I was also able to download and purchase additional materials to aid the educational aspect of the movie.
Questions I put to my son included:
How would you feel?
How would you react to ......situation?
The questions are endless and the discussions we had tended to digress into other area. This film truly connected with my son as he was bullied at school and this film is in part addressing bullying. I believe it has helped to enhance his understanding of the world. Relationships and grief are other areas that this film addresses and it does it both sensitively and delicately. Obviously I'm looking at this movie from a completely different angle to most of you but even as a simple film the cast and story line were completely amazing. The story had me and my son enraptured, it was a little advanced for my youngest of two but my ten year old completely loved it.
This is amazing film for people of all ages and it encourages imagination. The acting is beyond resplendent and for young teenager both Josh and Anna Sophia portrayed their characters amazingly. These two were truly magnificent.
The film is directed by Gabor Csupo and was written by David Paterson, Jeff Stockwell and Katherine Paterson and I applaud them for this amazing piece of film work.
The DVD is classified as PG which I consider appropriate, I would watch the movie if you child is particularly sensitive or had a recent bereavement as there are scenes that could upset younger more sensitive children.
Overall this movie is amazing and I would highly recommend it. You could simply watch it as an extremely entertaining movie or go in depth and discover some truly enjoyable conversations. I can't remember the cost of the DVD I have but you can purchase it now at amazon for £3.28 with free delivery which is a fantastic price. Definitely worth watching, and I hope if you do watch it you get as much from it as my family did. Truly amazing!
Summary: A wonderful movie for the entire family.