Inkheart (Blu-ray)

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Children's fantasy action adventure. Meggie (Eliza Bennett) travels all over the world with her father Mo 'Silvertongue' Folchart (Brendan Fraser), a skilled bookbinder. Mo has a very special talent: he is able to bring story characters to life as he reads. When he brings three characters to life from the medieval tale 'Inkheart', fire-eater Dustfinger (Paul Bettany) and the villainous duo Capricorn (Andy Serkis) and Basta (Jamie Foreman), he unleashes a terrible evil that will come back to cause all kinds of trouble for his family for years to come. Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent co-star.

Product Details

Barcode
5017239151224
Department
Movies & TV
Released
13 Apr 2009
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Adventure
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
EiV
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Inkheart
Release Year
2009
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Authors / Based On A Novel / Fantasy / Reading / Storytelling / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$17.1 million
Official Website
http://www.inkheartmovie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
38% 45%
Synopsis
Cornelia Funke’s best-selling novel, INKHEART, comes to life in director Iain Softley’s (THE SKELETON KEY, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE) feature-film adaptation of the same name. For 12 years, bookbinder Mo (Brendan Fraser) and his daughter, Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett), have been traveling the world, poking around secondhand bookstores. Meggie correctly assumes that her father is looking for her mother, Resa (Sienna Guillory), who disappeared without a trace. What Meggie doesn’t know is that Mo is a Silvertongue, and when he reads a story aloud, the details and characters come to vivid life. But when a character comes out of a book, someone has to go back in, and Mo is searching a copy of the book, titled "Inkheart," into which Resa literally disappeared. When Mo read the story aloud, unaware of his powers, she was sucked into the story, and the fantastical novel’s villainous characters were released. Now, Mo and Meggie have to keep evil Capricorn and his henchmen from realizing their diabolical plot, and send everyone back where they belong.

INKHEART is awash with colorful details. Capricorn has had to make do with a stuttering Silvertongue who delivers characters that are half-read: text from the book is tattooed on their faces, or they suffer some other malady, emerging from the book mute or with an odd physical feature. Paul Bettany is engaging as Dustfinger, a character who desperately wants to be read back into "Inkheart" and return to his family, portrayed by Bettany’s real-life love, Jennifer Connelly, in a miss-her-if-you-blink performance. Helen Mirren is good fun as eccentric, feisty bibliophile Aunt Elinor, and Jim Broadbent appears as the novel’s author, who is enthralled by the possibilities of Mo’s gift.
Poster
Poster for Inkheart
Cast & Crew
Director
Iain Softley
Star
Helen Mirren / Eliza Hope Bennett / Paul Bettany / Jim Broadbent / Brendan Fraser / Rafi Gavron / Andy Serkis
Screenwriter
David Lindsay-Abaire
Source Writer
Cornelia Funke / Author: Cornelia Funke
Composer
Javier Navarrete
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich / Ileen Maisel / Mark Ordesky
Producer
Cornelia Funke / Diana Pokorny / Iain Softley
Director of Photography
Roger Pratt
Cameo
Jennifer Connelly
Movie Critics
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "Smartly directed by Iain Softley, who skips easily from comedy to fantasy to action, INKHEART gets by on a rich cast of supporting characters, a unique and intriguing look, and a good, big scary monster at the end."
Kim Newman (1 Jan 2009, p.78)
Entertainment Weekly
"The story is a whirl, a jumble, an effusion....There are close calls, weird whispers, amusing throwaway lines, the ditherings of a distractible author, and cartoon violence undertaken by misshapen scary-comic evil henchmen." -- Grade: B
Lisa Schwarzbaum (30 Jan 2009, )
USA Today
"Based on Cornelia Funke's popular children's novel, this fantasy adventure saga has appealing moments, striking production design and a strong, mostly British cast."
Claudia Puig (24 Jan 2009, )
Washington Post
"The aesthetics of INKHEART are part of what make it such a surprisingly enjoyable experience to watch....Bettany's performance is nothing short of a revelation."
(23 Jan 2009, )