This heartfelt, fantastical story of a troubled, imaginative girl (Elle Fanning, The Door in the Floor) devoted to Alice in Wonderland explores the agonies of growing up as an outsider and the complexities of parenting. Oscar nominee* Felicity Huffman (Transamerica, TV's Desperate Housewives) gives one of the most powerful performances of her career as Phoebe's guilt-ridden mother. She and her perplexed husband (Bill Pullman, Independence Day) initially see Phoebe's unusual behavior as signs of creativity, but with the help of an unconventional drama teacher (Oscar nominee** Patricia Clarkson, Lars and the Real Girl), they soon realize that their daughter is in danger of falling "through the looking glass."
Campbell Scott,Felicity Huffman,Elle Fanning,Patricia Clarkson,Bill Pullman
PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND, which recently had its world premiere at Sundance 2008 and is based on Daniel Barnz's original screenplay, concerns a young girl (Elle Fanning) who longs to be in her school's production of Alice in Wonderland. After being cast in the lead role of Alice by her eccentric drama teacher (Patricia Clarkson), Phoebe reveals a unique talent but, much like Alice herself, is increasingly at odds with the world around her and begins to retreat into a world of her imagination. Though her parents (Felicity Huffman and Bill Pullman) initially see their daughter's unusual behavior as signs of creativity, they gradually realize that Phoebe is at risk of falling through the looking glass.