The description on Netflix for Pheobe in Wonderland doesn’t tell you much about the story, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out what the movie was really about. Even though I didn’t know much about it, I decided to curl up and watch this movie last night. I think what caught my eye was the image for the movie, and that the main character was played by Elle Fanning. I’ve also found that I really enjoy the Alice in Wonderland story, and anything having to do with that seems to catch my eye.
I don’t want to give anything away, so I’m not going to say much here. Elle Fanning does a fantastic job at playing Phoebe, a little girl who uses Wonderland as an escape. The story is told well, with the fantastic elements expected of anything associated with Wonderland, and a grip on reality that’s almost heartbreaking as you watch what Phoebe and her family go through. I laughed, and I cried, and had a feeling of happiness and satisfaction with how the ending unfolded.
This isn’t really a kids movie, it’s actually rated PG-13, so don’t think that just because Wonderland is involved it’s something for the little ones. It is, however, a very good story that I highly recommend.