Bridge to Terabithia (2007). "You are who you are - not your parents."
Join us this week swinging across that rope to Terabithia. We talk inappropriate student teacher relations, how many kids is too many kids, and what it means to be the poor kid in class. Do we tackle the troll or do we fall out of the treehouse? Find out now.
Storyline :Jesse is picked on at school and had no friends until Leslie, the new girl, befriends him and they begin to come really close. They use their imaginations and create a world called Terabithia, only for the wonderful fantasy to end in disaster, tragedy and loss. But it's up to Jesse to remember what Leslie taught him and to stay happy
Directors: Gabor Csupo
Writers: Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson(screenplay) and Katherine Paterson(book)
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, and Robert Patrick
Awards: 6 wins and 5 nominations : Winner of Young Artists in Film Awards for Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb
Film Budget: $17,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $137,587,063
One of the few modern Disney live action films that is not stuffed to the gills with bad covers of songs or overused soundtrack standards.
Close your eyes, but keep your mind wide open to these fun facts.
It was AnnaSophia Robb who came up with the name of the Dark Master. Initially in production, it was referred to as the "Key Monster."
The name "Terabithia" is inspired by an island called Terabinthia in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia novels.
In the scene where Jess and his father are playing with the set of cars, the song on the radio is "Keep Your Mind Wide Open," which is the song featured in this movie's music video, performed by AnnaSophia Robb.
At the end of shooting, AnnaSophia Robb fought incredibly hard to take home the shoes she wore throughout the film. Instead, she got two pairs of pants.
The Christmas celebration in the book was changed to Jess' birthday for budgetary reasons.
At the time of posting Bridge to Terabithia is not available on Disney+ but you can rent it on Amazon here. Have tissues nearby.
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