Friday, March 12, 2010

Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)

Director: Daniel Barnz
Writer: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Elle Fanning as Phoebe
Rating: 4

Description from imdb:
Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a little girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Tagline: Dare to dream your life.

Quotes I liked:

Miss Dodger: At a certain part in your life. Probably when too much of it has gone by. You will open your eyes and see yourself for who you are. Especially for everything that made you so different from all the awful normals. And you will say to yourself, "But I am this person." And in that statement, that correction, there will be a kind of love.

Miss Dodger: Sometimes you think you don't have hope but you keep on anyway and then you know you have hope.

My two bits:

Here we find another serious "Alice" tale.

-->> spoilery

-->> so you may want to skip my bits

Very interesting take on Tourette Syndrome. The interweaving of this disorder and Alice in Wonderland plays out well.

Interesting too that the main character was a girl instead of a boy as the majority who have this disorder are boys.


* inspired to watch this from Alice-related post at Saving the World One Story at a Time

* part of Alice in Whatsitland (see schedule)

* wanna be a part of Alice's adventure in Whatsitland? join the challenge!

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