Phoebe in Wonderland Reviews

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September 20, 2020
It is a fantastical, marvelous world in which we draw strength from those things that make us unique.
July 19, 2015
Elle Fanning is vivid in her conveyance of the hurt, anger and loneliness of being different.
April 4, 2011
December 12, 2009
An interesting look at a little girl's struggle to control her disease.
September 7, 2009
The whimsical and outlandish flights of fantasy are what initially grab the attention, but the greatest virtues are the authentic performances by the cast.
July 16, 2009
Believable and engaging, Fanning nearly renders the ensuing bore watchable
June 25, 2009
An off-putting, misguided disease-of-the-week picture that tries to disguise itself as something else before finally coming clean.
April 24, 2009
[The movie] resists being pigeonholed or easily labeled -- because, like Phoebe herself, the movie is brilliant and a little strange and wonderfully unique.
April 17, 2009
Ultimately, watching the film becomes a frustrating and annoying experience.
March 10, 2009
Movies featuring exceptional young actresses have always been near and dear to my heart. Elizabeth Taylor, Tatum O'Neal, Anna Paquin ------ to mention a few ----- are particular favorites of mine. Now I must add Elle Fanning to that list.
March 10, 2009
"Phoebe in Wonderland" gradually morphs into a psychological drama of deep intensity, with an astounding performance by Fanning.
March 9, 2009
It needs the power of imagination to be done effectively and I just didn't think it was here.
March 9, 2009
I thought this was delightful, a little depressing at times but with three stellar performances from Fanning, Huffman, and Patricia Clarkson.
March 9, 2009
Elle Fanning, the ten-year-old sister of Dakota, can act like nobody's business, and it is her remarkable ability that carries an otherwise artistic mess of a movie.
March 9, 2009
There's a lot more perspiration than inspiration.
March 9, 2009
It's 'Fanning'tastic!
March 9, 2009
Though Phoebe is nearly too dark for children and nearly too simple for adults, it succeeds as a swirling reminder of what it felt like to get lost in imagination
March 8, 2009
Phoebe in Wonderland has strong, well-nuanced performances and occasionally moving scenes, but often feels pretentious, uneven and slightly vapid.
March 8, 2009
Despite slow pacing and stretches of clunky dialogue, it is visually imaginative, frank and sensitive as it avoids being another tearjerker about children who are different.
March 6, 2009
A small movie in size, but large in heart and enthusiasm. Global warming be damned, Elle Fanning's smile alone could melt the polar ice caps.
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