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  • Despite that sneakiness, I thought it was an exceptionally fine film, dealing with very sensitive themes
  • It is something you should experience for yourself to get my meaning

    • by dennismoore2
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      This film was not what I expected. The title, the trailers, gave no sign as to the actual nature of this movie. Despite that sneakiness, I thought it was an exceptionally fine film, dealing with very sensitive themes. The main themes are bulliness and neglect, and both are represented clearly here with the two main characters, Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, doing and excellent job conveying the hardships of dealing with both problems at home and school while growing up.

      These two kids, Jesse with a gift of drawing, Leslie with storytelling, both use their


      imaginations to invent a magical land they call Terebithia. Here they come, as king and queen, doing battle with the enemy of the land.

      At school, they are bullied by three people � two boys, Scott Hoager and Gary Fulcher, and an eighth-grade girl, Janice Avery. Over time, using what they create in their imaginary land, mainly courage and imagination, they turn the tide against these bullies.

      At home, comparisons are made between Leslie’s home and his home. Hers is a happy, carefree, and loving. His is struggling, combative, and neglectful. The hotspot is the relationship ...


      • with his dad, whom he longs to be close with. All he sees is Dad getting close and sweet with his three sisters. But all he receives from his dad is chores, yelling, reprimands and emotional distance.

        One example: Dad tells him to take his keys, go to the greenhouse on an errand. Jesse wakes up to Dad’s anger the next morning because the keys are lost. Another example, at night, when Dad comes into the room shared by Jesse and his youngest sister, May Belle. Dad is close and affectionate with her, but just

        tells him to turn out the light. Jesse is clearly upset by this, and wants more than anything for his did to reach out to him, too. No show of affection, though. This series of neglectful habits from Dad play a big, impactful role later on. It would spoil the impact of the latter part of the film, which I was not expecting, if I reveal its details here. Days later, I am still felling the emotional impact of this later moment. It is something you should experience for yourself to get my meaning.




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