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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 20 January 2008 (USA)
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Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

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Daniel Barnz

Writer:

Daniel Barnz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Huffman ... Hillary Lichten
Patricia Clarkson ... Miss Dodger
Elle Fanning ... Phoebe Lichten
Bill Pullman ... Peter Lichten
Campbell Scott ... Principal Davis
Ian Colletti ... Jamie
Bailee Madison ... Olivia Lichten
Peter Gerety ... Dr. Miles / Humpty Dumpty
Madhur Jaffrey ... Miss Reiter
Maddie Corman ... 1st Teacher / White Rabbit
Max Baker ... 2nd Teacher / King of Hearts
Mackenzie Milone ... Sally
Austin Williams ... Tommy
Teala Dunn ... Jenny
Caitlin Sanchez ... Monica
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Storyline

The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, as her brilliant but anguished mother begins to worry for her daughter's health. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dare to dream your life.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodaországban See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,535, 15 March 2009

Gross USA:

$73,361
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Silverwood Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both actresses playing the two sisters have gone on to play fairytale princesses in Disney productions. Elle Fanning (who played Phoebe) was Aurora in Disney's 'Maleficent' starring Angelina Jolie, and Bailee Madison (who played Phoebe's younger sister Olivia played Dnow White in recurring flashbacks in Disney's Once Upon A Time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Lichten: Happy Birthday!
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Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Ninety Times Nine
Composed by Adam Blau
Arranged by Christophe Beck & Adam Blau
Performed by Elle Fanning
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User Reviews

 
You owe it to yourself to see this film.
2 May 2008 | by sharon_scintaSee all my reviews

Tonight my husband , son and I went to the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY to see this film. Bill Pullman spoke about the film briefly before they started the movie. My husband falls asleep during every film we see. Tonight he did not even get sleepy. We were all amazed at how incredible this movie was. My husband said he was just "Captivated" through the entire show. I was so impressed. My son loved it. The cast is supportive and just "Present" throughout the film. After the show Bill Pullman was kind enough to sign our movie festival poster and pose for photos..even though the stupid flash decided not to work. He was kind, gentle and very humble. This is a film that will stay with you. I know that the three of us left that theater changed. I would have said before that the best comment one could get about a movie is that it made you laugh or cry what ever they were going for. But the truth is that this movie changed us. I don't think I could tell you when I last felt that way. The movie is not hitting you over the head with it's subject matter it's just captivating. It tends to make you feel like you want to be a better person. I don't know if that makes any sense to you or not. It's just fantastic.


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