Charlotte's Web 2006

Something unexpected, unbelievable, unforgettable.

6.2 / 10   998 vote(s)
G
Comedy Family Fantasy

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Release Date 2006-12-07
Runtime 1h 37m
Directors Seamus McGarvey, Gary Winick
Producers Bernard Williams, Jordan Kerner, Julia Pistor, Paul Neesan, Edgar M. Bronfman, Tony Winley
Writers Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, Earl Hamner, Jr., E.B. White

This is a lovely film :) Julia Roberts is lovely as the eponymous character, Dakota Fanning is a delightful Fern, and Dominic Scott Kay is an adorable Wilbur- if you see the special features, he does come across as quite a shy little boy

Lovely film :) <3

Joe

Decent watch, probably won't watch again, but can recommend for younger audiences.

It's based off of a famous book, Dakota Fanning, Steve Buscemi, Julia Roberts are all charming in their own ways, but I never realized what a dud of a character Wilbur was before this. Sure, he's a happy-go-lucky guy and social trend setter, but he's a character that needs a lot of help and doesn't even really give back.

The story feels like a more modern fable: there is a lesson of morality and life here, but it is a lot more subtle than I'm used to fables being. Of course this has a cooked in version of explaining life and death to young children, but it feels like it tries to convey that a life well served, however short, is good life. This does make the movie oddly charming, but I can't say that it makes it as great as I remember the book being.

Now, that may be nostalgia glasses, or maybe I have them for the this movie, but I think, in the end, it's an average movie with a good story that kids might like.

Kamurai