Phoebe in Wonderland Reviews

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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
There's a lot more perspiration than inspiration.
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 6, 2009
[Elle Fanning is] an astonishingly natural and unmannered actress who carries this rather ungainly movie on her narrow shoulders.
March 6, 2009
Barnz has made a poignant family movie that, despite its thematic material and brief profanity, is appropriate for mature 10-year-olds and older.
March 6, 2009
Let Clarkson and Fanning take you to the rabbit hole of seductive enchantment that defines this movie.
March 6, 2009
It's a rare thing when a labor of love turns out to be worth both the labor and the love.
March 6, 2009
Writer-director Daniel Barnz manages to achieve a true and delicate balance for much of Phoebe in Wonderland, his first feature, but ultimately undermines himself with heavy-handed and rather hackneyed whimsy.
March 6, 2009
The screenplay is unusual in its reliance on children for many of the scenes, and its understanding of the drama in the heart of a troubled 9-year-old.
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