• Zathura (2005)

Zathura

Release Date: November 11th, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2006

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: Children , Adventure , Fantasy , Science fiction

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: House , Father , 2000s , Rousing , Sister , Brother , Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Favreau again delivers that rare beast -- a family film that even childless adults can enjoy. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 88
    Peter DebrugeMiami Herald

    A wild buckle-up-and-blast-off adventure that plunges every corner of kids' favorite subject. show more

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