Cast: Bill Pullman, Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman, Campbell Scott
The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but anguished mother looks to Phoebe herself for inspiration.
Phoebe is one of those movies that got over-looked at the box-office, it flew under the radar and if you ask someone if they ever heard of it most will simply say no. That is sad because after sitting down to watch this film I have to say I have never been pulled into a movie like this before nor have I ever felt so touched long after it was over. Beautifully written and directed the film tells the story of a troubled little girl with special needs and her journey just trying to make it past everyday. Elle Fanning plays Phoebe, this young young is simply amazing at her young age. Talent truly does run in that family. The mother and father who are also in pain seeing their daughter like she is are played by Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman. Both give career performances here. This is a film that is as beautiful to look at as it is at times hard to watch, you will find yourself laughing at times and at other times you are going to need some issues as there is some truly emotional scenes in the film as well. Writer/Director, Daniel Barnz might new at being behind the camera but if this film is any indication of what is to come from this man then I cannot wait to see what he puts out next. In recent memory I can only count a few movies that have stuck with me long after they were over and this was one of them. I recommend this touching and captivating film to everyone and I want to thank all involved in creating a film that made me a part of it, I got to see through the eyes of all the main characters, feeling everything they felt. I can't say that about too many movies, this is a special film that needs to be seen, do yourself a favor and makes this thought-provoking film a must. I hope in the end that Phoebe touches you as much as it did me. Released by Image Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****