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PG| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut (Dax Shepard), the boys attempt to return home.

Cast: Josh Hutcherson , Jonah Bobo , Dax Shepard , Kristen Stewart , Tim Robbins , Derek Mears , Frank Oz , Douglas Tait

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Zathura (2005)

Release Date: November 11th, 2005|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The movie harks back to a time before state-of-the-art technology when writers and directors had to rely mostly on imagination. show more

  • Jon Favreau, the actor-director who made the delightful family film "Elf," has a firm grip and a light touch with this material about bickering brothers who find a board game that zaps the family home into hyperspace. show more

  • Jon Favreau's adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's kid-lit adventure of the same name, more than fills the bill - though it's unlikely to draw anyone over the age of 11 (not counting baby-sitters). show more

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    I loved this movie so much and it was very cool

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