• Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

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Release Date: March 6th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 23rd, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Young Phoebe (Elle Fanning) has Tourette's syndrome, and she's not very good at following rules. Her mother (Felicity Huffman) and father (Bill Pullman) struggle to help and understand her, even while Phoebe's little sister feels neglected by her parents. Things take a turn when Phoebe lands a role in her school's theatrical version of "Alice in Wonderland." Unconventional drama teacher Miss Dodger (Patricia Clarkson) helps the girl feel more normal, but Phoebe still struggles offstage.

Cast: Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Bill Pullman, Campbell Scott, Bailee Madison, Ian Colletti, Madhur Jaffrey

Director: Daniel Barnz

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Silverwood Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • So realistic are Phoebe's quicksilver emotions that at first it doesn't seem Fanning is acting at all. That helps to ground the film, which swings seamlessly from the world of grown-up expectations to that of childhood reverie and rebellion. show more

  • Not even she (Patricia Clarkson), however, can save a movie that suffers from terminal self-enchantment. show more

  • Let Clarkson and Fanning take you to the rabbit hole of seductive enchantment that defines this movie. And don't ask what to do -- jump. show more

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