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Released: 2009

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Runtime: 1 hr 40 min

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Henry Selick

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher

A resourceful little girl finds a portal to another world. Director Henry Selick uses the same stop-motion style he employed for A Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

Nostalgically dreamlike.

Review by: EvilWolfie

Added: 7 years ago

Thank god for movies designed to scare children. Kids need horror movies too, you know, and Coraline, beneath its squeaky kid friendly exterior lies some pretty disturbing stuff. It starts off safe enough with Coraline finding a secret world complete with parents that don't neglect her, but gradually this perfect world becomes perverted and nightmarish and her new parents want to sew buttons onto Coraline's eyes. Honestly, I could watch children fare like this all day. However the movie is slow and plodding and takes its sweet time getting to the point, but maybe that's part of the charm. For the first 45 minutes it seems almost nostalgically dreamlike.