Saturday, October 22, 2011

Movie Review: Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)



I am so glad I can find interesting movies like this one online.  I'm still reading 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Leonard Maltin and have to say that Maltin picked another winner.  This is the type of movie I love to watch.  It has a great story and it is told well.

9-year-old Phoebe is very tough and combative, especially with her sister and classmates.  When Phoebe is cast in the role of Alice in the school play by the new drama teacher, she begins to control and channel her imagination into the play.  Phoebe's problems are not over though.  Her focus is easily broken, leaving her fragile and unable to control her quirks again.

There are several lovely subplots in the movie to give it some depth.  The acting is quite superb.