|Title:||JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH|
|Stars:||Voices of Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Paul Terry|
|Category:||Animation and Live Action|
|Content:||(1 expletive; 1 profanity; several scary scenes, including a giant Rhino coming out of a thunder cloud and threatening the protagonists - underscored with loud effects and unnerving music; the childs parents are instantly taken away, their whereabouts never explained; the child has a nightmare, and indeed, lives in a nightmare)|
An unsettling fairy tale based on the Ronald Dahl Childrens book, produced by the curious Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Batman Returns, Nightmare Before Christmas).
The gentile childhood of young James is instantly snatched away, and he is forced to live with his sadistic aunt, who make Cinderellas relatives look angelic. His life of abuse turns a corner, however, when a strange man encounters the kind boy and gives him a bag of magical glowing worms. This sorcery turns a peach into an enormous sailing balloon, complete with mammoth insects who befriend the lad. They set sail for the promised land (New York City, yeah, right) having several ghoulish and often bizarre adventures, as well as discovering the sanctity of friendship and family love along the way.
Very inventive, but Burtons freakish film may be disturbing to little ones. And what is the profane expression "GAlmighty" doing in a childrens film ?
|Vid. Alt.||GREAT EXPECTATIONS, the 1946 David Lean version with John Mills|
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