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Review by DaddyTips.comÂ
The Bridge to Terabithia is one of those tricky childrenâ€™s movies in that itâ€™s not exactly a childrenâ€™s movie. In truth, it is more of a family movie (if there is such a distinction) and is not for everybody.
First off, itâ€™s very sad and for many it will be surprisingly sad. The reason itâ€™s so surprising is that knowing very little I was under the impression that this was a fantasy movie and in my opinion itâ€™s not. What it is is a quiet thought provoking film that will leave your children (and most likely you) in tears. The kids in this movie are real and their lives are for the most part depicted realistically. Their parents are neither good nor bad. Theyâ€™re just counterpunching the world at large and expecting their kids to get with the program of â€œlifeâ€™s tough, so stiffen upâ€.
What the movie does do is it takes the oft-used childrenâ€™s film theme of â€œif you dream it you can be itâ€ and puts it in more practical terms. So for example if you imagine you are brave you can discover courage. This is something that most parents want to teach their children but all most movies show is a misunderstood dreamer who imagines up an AK47 to blow away all the monsters that have over run his town/school. Yawn. The kids in this movie discover what we want so desperately for our children to believe- that they can do anything (be and artist, not fly). That changing the world begins with their behavior and attitudes and that they can make a difference (change other kids behavior and attitudes, not cause an act of congress). To me this aspect of The Bridge to Terabithia more then anything makes it worthwhile for both dads and kids and is why I highly recommend it.