Movie: Bridge to Terabithia

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Lucifers Angel
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May 2nd, 2007 at 03:02pm
I downloaded this the otehr day and sat and watched it with my kids, (who all cried, including me) Has anyone else seen it? I thought it was great, here is a bit about the film>


Jesse Aarons Jr., the only boy in a family of five children, is a middle child, living in rural southwest Virginia. His mother favors his sisters Brenda, Ellie, May Belle, and Joyce Ann, while his father works in Washington D.C. and doesn't have much time for him. May Belle, the second youngest sister, looks up to Jesse and admires him. Leslie Burke, an only child along with her wealthy parents who are both writers, just moved to this area in an attempt to start a new life.

Jesse has been training all summer for a race, but the race is won by Leslie, despite the fact that the race is for "boys only." Both children are loners who don't fit in with their peers at school; Jesse is intensely interested in art but his father disapproves, and Leslie's family does not practice a religion or own a television set. The two soon become close friends. Jesse shares his secret love of drawing with Leslie; Leslie shares with Jesse her love of fantasy stories. With this new friendship, the two children create an imaginary kingdom in the woods near their homes, accessible only by a rope swing over a creek. They create the imaginary kingdom of Terabithia together, and name themselves King and Queen where they spend every day after school. In Terabithia they are able to work out their fears of the real world: fears such as the 7th grade bully Janice Avery.

Jesse has a crush on his young music teacher, Ms. Edmunds, and would do anything to be with her. The central crisis occurs when Jesse accompanies Ms. Edmunds to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and Leslie goes to Terabithia alone. The rope breaks as she is swinging over the rain-swollen creek, and she hits her head on a rock. Though a good swimmer, Leslie falls into the creek and drowns. Jesse can overcome his grief only with the strength and courage that his friendship with Leslie has given him.

Jesse attempts to deal with his grief by going back to Terabithia and traveling over the tree bridge to search for Leslie. As he is searching, he hears a cry for help and thinks [hopes] that it is "Leslie" and that she is still alive. However, he finds his younger sister, May Belle, calling for help. She was trying to get to Terabithia too by climbing on the tree bridge over the river but got stuck in the middle. He helps her out.

As Mr. and Mrs. Burke are leaving, Jesse asks if he can take some of their wooden planks by their shed. They say he may have anything left over from the house and he goes down to Terabithia to build a bridge. After he finishes the bridge he takes May Belle over it with him to tell her about Terabithia and makes her the new Queen of Terabithia.

cast:

Jesse Oliver Aarons Jr. - An artistic boy, fearful of doing courageous things. But through Terabithia, Leslie gives him courage. Jesse is extremely angry and depressed before Leslie comes into his life. Even when they are together, he is still distressed. By the end of the book, he learns to let go of his frustration.
Leslie Burke - A smart, talented, and outgoing girl. Her talents include gymnastics, creativity, swimming, and running. Jesse Aarons thinks highly of her, and they are best friends. She is not socially accepted by the other students in the new school she is attending.
May Belle Aarons - Jesse's seven year old sister who worships Jesse and thinks very highly of him. She is the only one of Jess's four sisters who he can seem to stand.
Brenda & Ellie Aarons - These are Jesse's older obnoxious sisters, they attend the local high school and are very stuck up. They usually manage to avoid work and getting money for unnecessary things. They often like to pick on Jesse. Brenda and Ellie make fun of Jesse's artistic abilities. Brenda in particular is pudgy and has trouble knowing when to stop complaining.
Janice Avery - The school bully at Lark Creek. Is obese in appearance and very offended when people tease her of it. She also has a crush on Willard Hughes.
Miss Edmunds - The somewhat unconventional music teacher whom Jesse fancies very much.
Joyce Ann - the bratty four year old sister.
Gary Fulcher- is a cocky kid who Jesse sees as a rival who also loses to Leslie.
Mrs Myers- is Jess and Leslie's teacher who is given the nickname Monster Mouth Myers, who also thinks highly of Leslie

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398808/

so what did you all think?
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May 9th, 2007 at 12:50pm
i dont like those kiddes movies. i heard from someone at my school that they moviw was nothing like the book.
Lucifers Angel
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May 9th, 2007 at 02:40pm
Billie Joe OCd Case:
i dont like those kiddes movies. i heard from someone at my school that they moviw was nothing like the book.


no its not like the book but films that are formed from books rarely are
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