Plot & Details
Author Cornelia Funke's best-selling children's novel comes to vivid life on the big screen with this family-friendly tale about a bookbinder whose storytelling skills possess the curious power to transport the characters he speaks about into the real world. When a nefarious villain from a bedtime story that the father is currently reading to his daughter emerges to kidnap the stunned storyteller, it's up to the young girl and her adventurous friends -- both real and imaginary -- to bring dad back home and close the book on the dreaded fiend once and for all.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Family,Fantasy
- Run Time: 106min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/23/2009
- DVD Release Date: 06/23/2009
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Director(s): Iain Softley
- Starring: Brendan Fraser , Paul Bettany , Jim Broadbent , Helen Mirren , Andy Serkis
- Themes: Kidnapping,Fantasy Lands
- Tone: Atmospheric,Fanciful,Rousing,Stylized,Tense
- Keywords: bedtime-story,bookbinding,kidnapping,magic,storyteller,villain
- Country of Origin: USA (01-23-2009)
- Language: English