View Full Version : Bridge to Terabithia(2007)

04-20-2009, 11:26 PM

Ten-year-old Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) is an aspiring yet shy elementary school boy living in a financially-struggling family and 10-year-old Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb) is the new girl at Jess' school, just arriving on the school's athletics day. She enters a running event which she wins with ease, despite her classmates calling it a "boys only" race. Jess is, at first, quite sour about this and wants nothing to do with Leslie, but Leslie's persistence in meeting him soon pays off, and soon the two become good friends. Their friendship starts when Leslie offers Jess a piece of gum on the bus, and he accepts. Jess shares his secret love of drawing with Leslie. Together they venture into the woods, where they swing across a rope and find an abandoned tree house on the other side. Here, the two friends invent a new world they call Terabithia, and it comes to life through their eyes as they explore together. Jess and Leslie base the menacing creatures of Terabithia on the people that give them a hard time at school.

Back in the "real" world, they both plot against bullies at their school, and Jess continues to deal with his family going through financial problems. Leslie gives Jess an unexpected birthday present, an art kit, and he gives Leslie a dog (Prince Terrien) in return, much to both of the children's happiness. On the next trip to Terabithia later that day, it is noted that the river beneath the rope has begun to swell.

Early one morning, Jess' music teacher, Ms. Edmunds (Zooey Deschanel), who has noticed Jess' artistic interests, calls to invite him on a field trip to an art museum. He makes an effort to ask his mother's permission; she is half-asleep and doesn't actually say anything, but he is so eager to go that he assumes she agreed. He has an unspoken crush on the beautiful and personable teacher and does not want to share the trip with Leslie; he merely looks at her home as they drive by...

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It should be noted that first you think its a good flick to watch with your kids, but the sad but real life like twister is that Leslie drowns in the creek; you don't actually see the drowning but if you've got young kids, be prepared to deal with the heavy subject at hand and regardless of age, keep the kleenex box handy.