Mr. Erickson shares e.g. the film is "lightened": by those to me terrifying
and grotesque characters of Jim Henson. And I thought the "long-sur
pressed secret" which was revealed to Alice was that she loved him too.
Alice Liddell: born May 4, 1852
Lewis Carroll: born January 27, 1832
Ian Holm: born July 12, 1931
Dreamchild: shot in 1985
So the producers chose a 54 year old man to play Lewis Carroll, who was exactly half his age, 27 years old, when Alice Liddell was 7 years old. Why perpetuate the "dirty old man" false preconception as a visible fact when everything else in the movie is done to dispel it? If the producers wanted to be realistic, why not take a 27 year-old man for the role?
As a Lewis Carroll fan, I cannot give this movie a better rate than 50% for this blatant mistake.