I recently had the pleasure of viewing the dvd, “Bridge To Terabithia”, based on the Newbery Medal-winning children’s classic. I encourage everyone to watch this film and allow themselves, for a time, to become lost in a far away magical kingdom called "Terabithia". Perhaps we should all make more time to occasionally revisit old friends we made while reading well-worn but favorite children’s books. If you have never read the book, you will be enchanted by this imaginary world created by Jess and Leslie.
Jess Aaron is finally the fastest boy in school, that is until Leslie Burke moves into the small town community. The Aarons are a farm family and often have financial difficulties. Jess’ interest in art and his imagination are difficult for his family to understand. On the other hand, Leslie’s parents are writers and spend much of their time meeting deadlines to finish books.
Both Jess Aaron and Leslie Burke are lonely and desperate to feel a sense of belonging. Of course, they quickly become the best of friends. Jess and Leslie run in the woods, swing from vines and finally build a tree house that enables them to escape from problems at school and home. Through their imagination, they are able to create a fantastic, magical world filled with castles, giants, ogres and fairies. We learn about the power of friendship, love and the ability of imagination to change lives. The efforts made by the film producers to create the
The “Bridge To Terabithia” symbolizes a path or progression, ultimately allowing both children to grow stronger through love and the use of imagination. Both Jess and Leslie are affected in a positive way as a result of their friendship.
If you enjoy positive movies that dare to transport you into a world of magical dreams, watch this film. You will definitely enjoy the experience! We all sometimes need to escape and maybe create our own "Terabithia".
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"Bridge To Terabithia" Official Trailer