"Stay here with us. We will listen to you, and laugh with you. If you stay here, you can have whatever you want... always."What child doesn't think the grass is always greener on the other side? In Coraline's case, it's on the other side of a door...in her parents' house. In Coraline, 11-year-old Coraline Jones is feeling neglected and unloved by her ho-hum parents who've got their noses in their work and are often too busy to tend to Coraline as she struggles to adjust in a new neighborhood. Bored and restless, Coraline quenches her adventurous side when she discovers a new world behind a door where all her dreams come true: delicious food, fun toys that spring to life in vibrant color, parents who are always willing to give her anything she wants and hang out with her every chance they get. But then Coraline finds that life on the other side comes with its own set of problems, ones that are deeper and more sinister than she ever imagined.
Coraline, voiced by Dakota Fanning and the devilishly awesome Teri Hatcher as her mother, is the clever depiction of how the idle mind of a child can yield marvelous adventures. Entertaining, funny and surprisingly suspenseful a times, Coraline is the perfect movie for your little one...and for the child in all of us.
Reel Talk rating: A