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Monday, May 25, 2009

Coraline 3D

"Be careful what you wish for" - you might just get a stunning movie with a fantastic story. Dakota Fanning provides the voice of Coraline, a young girl with two struggling, busy parents (Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman) who feels ignored, isolated and unloved. They've just moved into the Pink Palace, a dilapidated boarding house, which is also home to two aging actresses and a mouse-training Russian gymnast.

While exploring her new home, Coraline comes across a small door, only to find that it has been bricked up. However, at night she discovers a tunnel to another existance, an existance where her 'other mother' cooks fantastic meals and her 'other father' cheerily plays the piano and sings songs about his Coraline. Everything is perfect in this other world, where every little thing is full of enchantment and wonder. Or is it...

Coraline makes fantastic use of stop-motion animation and 3D technology to deliver a disturbing yet captivating magical fairytale. The only word of caution, it may be a little too dark for very young children, but adults will love it as much as younger audiences.

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