• The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)

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Release Date: December 25th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2008

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
On the shore of Loch Ness, Scotland, Angus (Alex Etel) finds an unusual egg. When it hatches, it releases an unexpected surprise: a water horse, the legendary creature from Scottish mythology. While the boy tries to keep its existence hidden from his mother (Emily Watson), he and his new pet, Crusoe, quickly become inseparable. But as the water horse grows larger, eventually becoming the fabled Loch Ness monster, Angus must protect his friend from those who would want to do it harm.

Cast: Emily Watson, Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, David Morrissey, Brian Cox, Priyanka Xi, Marshall Napier, Joel Tobeck

Director: Jay Russell

Genres: Family, Fantasy, Adventure

Production Co: Ecosse Films, Walden Media, Revolution Studios, Beacon Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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  • Emily Watson, looking at home in her '40s frocks, plays Angus' mother - coping not only with her son's obsession with what she believes to be an imaginary friend, but also with her own worry and grief about her husband at war. show more

  • It declines to take itself seriously, yet manages, sometimes simultaneously, to be exciting, instructive, cheerfully absurd and genuinely affecting.

  • While it boasts a lower profile than many other Christmas releases, it might catch on with parents who want to take their kids to a movie that the entire family will actually enjoy. Nifty special effects and a first-rate British cast elevate this production. show more

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