Monster Calls (DVD)

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Based on the bestselling novel, this fantasy drama adaptation is directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness. Young Conor (Lewis MacDougall) struggles to deal with his mother (Felicity Jones)'s terminal illness, the heartless grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) he must stay with, and the bullying he receives at school from Harry (James Melville). Gripped by guilt, anger and fear, Conor is given support from a quite unlikely source: a drawing of a great, ancient tree monster (voice of Liam Neeson) that comes to life. The monster visits Conor at night to tell him stories and help him come to terms with his difficult situation. With the monster at his back, Conor faces his problems directly with courage and conviction.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036079754
Department
Movies & TV
Released
8 May 2017
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
108 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Monster Calls
Release Year
2016
Running Time
108 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Fantasy / Illness / Supernatural
US Box Office
$3.0 million
Official Website
http://www.focusfeatures.com/amonstercalls
Ratings
IMDb
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes®
86%
Metacritic
76
Synopsis
A young boy (Lewis MacDougall) befriends a wise tree monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) while coping with bullying and the terminal illness of his mother (Felicity Jones). He moves in with his grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) as his mom's condition deteriorates, and uses his imagination and friendship with the monster to escape reality. J.A. Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE) directed this fantasy drama.
Poster
Poster for Monster Calls
Cast & Crew
Director
Juan Antonio Bayona
Star
Liam Neeson / Felicity Jones / Toby Kebbell / Lewis MacDougall / Sigourney Weaver
Co-Star
Lily Rose Aslandogdu / Dominic Boyle / Geraldine Chaplin / Max Gabbay / Max Golds / Jennifer Lim / James Melville / Ben Moor / Wanda Opalinska / Frida Palsson / Oliver Steer / Morgan Symes / Patrick Taggart
Screenwriter
Patrick Ness
Source Writer
Patrick Ness / Author: Patrick Ness
Composer
Fernando Velazquez
Hairstylist
Natalia Albert
Assistant Director
Thom Fell / Fernando Trullols
Sound
Oriol Tarrago
Sound Re-Recording
Deluxe Spain
Stunt Coordinator
Ian Vantemperley
Set Decorator
Nina Caussa / Pilar Revuelta
Makeup
Natalia Albert / Patricia Reyes
Post-Production Supervisor
Jaume Marti / Victor Marti
Visual Effects Designer
El Ranchito / Glassworks Barcelona / Lamppost / Minimo VFX / Miopia / MPC
Production Manager/UPM
David Carceles / Clare Finnegan / Goyo Gamez / Marga Huguet / Jorge Llama / Carolina Lotsberg / Sole Martinez / Genevieve McMahon / Javier Ugarte
Animation
Juan Ramon Pou
Camera Operator
Albert Carreras
Special Effects Supervisor
Ben Ashmore / Pau Costa / Manuel Ramirez
Animation Supervisor
Ferran Casas / Marco Foglia
Special Makeup Effects
David Marti / Montse Ribe
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[The] actors all strike a remarkable balance between playing the surface emotions of a scene and hinting at what lies beneath. The craft of the film is undeniable." -- Grade: B
Noel Murray (19 Dec 2016, )
Boston Globe
"A MONSTER CALLS is a portrait of coping that’s both fascinating and heartbreaking."
Tom Russo (5 Jan 2017, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here is an acutely poignant, intensely personal core to the film, which Bayona handles sensitively; for as well as being a heart-squeezing portrayal of a fiercely imaginative boy dealing with his young mother’s mortality, it also explores the power of storytelling."
Dan Jolin (1 Jan 2017, )
Los Angeles Times
"From its elegant title to its unexpectedly edgy tone, A MONSTER CALLS makes its own way. There is magic, real magic here..."
Kenneth Turan (22 Dec 2016, )
New York Times
"The formidable creature looming over A MONSTER CALLS is one of the more unnerving, impressive special-effects creations of the year."
Neil Genzlinger (22 Dec 2016, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "There are things about this film that are hard to shake; the movie’s ultimate wisdom and overarching compassion make it very likely that you won’t want to shake them, after all."
Glenn Kenny (22 Dec 2016, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It’s a simple fable, gracefully adapted by Patrick Ness from his own novel, but laced with troubling psychological complexity manifested in the form of this outwardly monstrous tree....There's magic in it."
Peter Travers (21 Dec 2016, )
The Guardian
4 stars out of 5 -- "A piercing sadness runs through this impressive adaptation, by Patrick Ness, of his acclaimed young adult novel."
Wendy Ide (8 Jan 2017, )