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Rated PG · 100 minutes · 2009

Animated, Fantasy, Horror
Director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) comes up with his strangest film yet, based on the twisted book by Neil Gaiman. Coraline (the voice of Dakota Fanning) is dissatisfied with her new home life with mom and dad (voices of Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) in Oregon. She finds a portal to a parallel world inhabited by her “other” mother and father, where they’re suspiciously nicer, but have buttons for eyes. However, things get ugly when her “other” mother morphs into a creepy spider-creature thingy that wants to keep her prisoner. The stop-motion visuals are constantly engaging, but the movie itself gets a little sleepy in spots (a problem I had with James and the Giant Peach). If you have the opportunity to view it in 3-D, choose that option.
Official Site: coraline.com
Director: Henry Selick
Producer: Bill Mechanic, Claire Jennings, Henry Selick, Mary Sandell and Michael Zoumas
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr. and Ian McShane

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The Coast Halifax Neil Gaiman's glory Fantasy author Neil Gaiman returns to the big screen with an adaptation of his novella Coraline. by Hillary Titley 02/05/2009
The Coast Halifax Coraline and The Uninvited They share a sensibility of odd-girl nightmare, but Coraline laps The Uninvited several times. by Mark Palermo 02/05/2009

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