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Coraline

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Coraline
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A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life, but much better. When her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents, including the Other Mother, try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family.

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Dec 19, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good Mother versus Bad Mother when a neglected young girl finds a mysterious tunnel linking her new house with its identical twin in an alternate reality. Constantly ignored by her yuppie parents and lost in a strange new neighbourhood, Coraline finds herself pretty much alone. She does manage to find some solace in visiting the wacky boarders living in her attic and basement but the only real friend she has is the decidedly geeky boy next door, Wyborne (pronounced “Why Born”...don’t you just love symbolism?) with whom she has a tentative relationship at best. Things change however when she discovers a small secret door hidden behind the wallpaper which leads to a much sunnier version of her own life complete with new and improved editions of her parents. In this happier world mom and dad are all good, completely attentive, and they let Coraline do whatever she wants. All they ask in return is that she become a little button-eyed dolly just like them; Good Mother, it seems, has a definite taste for young impressionable lives. Steeped in Freudian psychology and filled with appropriately macabre prepubescent imagery, Coraline is one of the more complex animated features I’ve seen thus far. As Coraline struggles to break free from the suffocating demands of her increasingly malevolent “other” mother an intense psychodrama unfolds in which childish fantasies give way to troubled nightmares; an adorable circus of dancing mice morphs into a pack of slinking rats, a childish snow globe turns into an icy prison, and an enchanted garden becomes a tangle of horrors. But, in keeping with the film’s underlying subtext of growth and maturation, a talking feline familiar will provide the clear voice of reason while a trio of unhappy ghosts will kindle a newfound sense of responsibility. Of course no work that offers more than a passing nod to Sigmund and Anna would be complete without a few sexual metaphors; an outrageous burlesque show staged by a pair of buxom grannies fits the bill perfectly and heralds our diminutive protagonist’s impending adolescence. The home 3D is pretty damn cool too!

Nov 29, 2014
  • Question rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story of the book is much better. The heroine does not need anyone to save her. And the "other" side is much creepier without all those fancy things in the movie. The movie is entertaining but not outstanding.

Sep 23, 2014
  • vanilla_skie77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched this movie years ago and didn't think much of it... Then I recently read the novel and borrowed the movie again from the library. I appreciated the movie a lot more, though it's much different than the book since it seems the director (who's the same as Nightmare Before Christmas) took control of the way it turned out.

i love this movie plus its in 3D woo hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Jul 09, 2014
  • FishbowlB77 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I guess I don't mind having buttons for eyes. Wonderful, but a bit dark for some viewers.

Jun 03, 2014
  • MADIKENAAVER rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it is not freaky tim burton is humorous and creepy but this has to be his best movie+i have a door inside my closet inside that door was a brick wall and the door is covered in wall paper-I like this creepy stuff not too scary and not too surious this movie is just right for me and my parents and other parents MAHAHHA!!!!!!!

May 03, 2014
  • kawaiiluv360 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

really awesomely good!!! everyone i know says its creepy but to me its not really

HUSH AND SHUSH...FOR THE MOTHER MIGHT BE LISTENING

Oct 30, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great animated movie. Well done!

Aug 09, 2013
  • theatregeek rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is so creepy and really good!

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May 03, 2014
  • kawaiiluv360 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

kawaiiluv360 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Jan 03, 2014
  • gegu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

gegu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 25

Aug 07, 2012
  • ladiemedusa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ladiemedusa thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jun 18, 2012
  • KSED2001 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

KSED2001 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 55

Jun 17, 2012
  • intelligentbookgirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

intelligentbookgirl thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

May 12, 2012
  • jeslyn220 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

jeslyn220 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 30

clearbrook thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

MJ181 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Mar 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Aug 30, 2010
  • 4buttercup9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

4buttercup9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

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Jun 17, 2012
  • intelligentbookgirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coraline Jones to Beldam: You...have a funny way of showing it.

Mar 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coraline Jones: He's not drunk, Mom, he's just eccentric.

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Mar 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

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Jun 17, 2012
  • intelligentbookgirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some scenes where it might frighten younger audiences.

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