Bridge To Terabithia

Synopsis: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.
Director(s): Gabor Csupo
Production: Buena Vista
  6 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

- Want toast?

- Yes.

Ellie, where's your cereal bowl?

- I'm not hungry.

- You need to eat.

- I'm not hungry, Mom.

- You need to eat before school.

- One more bite.

- You want jelly?

Yes, please.

Watch it, Brenda.

Don't mess my clothes up.

Billy Baker's in my class this year.

- Oh, did he flunk too?

- Shut up!

- Hey!

- You're one to talk.

- Are you excited about school?

- Yeah.

- Isn't your sister cute?

- You stink.

Very cute.

He stinks. He's gotta shower

before he eats with us.

Stop picking

on your brother and eat.

May Belle?

- Honey, here's your juice.

- Thanks.

OK, who hid my sneakers?

Jess, you could hardly call them

sneakers anymore. I threw them out.

What? Mom!

Sorry, but I will not send any child of

mine to school looking like some hobo.

There's a perfectly good old pair

of Brenda's I put out for you.

These are girls' ones.

It's the fan belt this time,

but I got another.

- Bye-bye.

- Ellie? Honey, here you go.

- What's the matter?

- There's a big race today.

- And?

- My sneakers.

- I got a perfectly good pair for him.

- These are girls' ones.

- I can't race in these.

- You couldn't race in your old ones.

He needs some new sneakers, Mary.

- Catch Billy's eye in that.

- We don't have anything for extras.

- Excuse me?

- You're excused.

They make them the same.

You got your chores done?

Just about to.

I try to keep my pit stops

under ten seconds, ace.

Give it to me.

- Give it...

- Hey, that's my lunch!

I found it!

You're kidding me.

OK, that's enough.

Consider it a free lunch program,

farmer boy!

All right, settle down.

Good one, Janice.

What do you call your teacher?

I wanna tell Alexandra.

- "Monster Mouth." Now scoot.

- Alexandra,

- they call her "Monster Mouth" Myers.

- I said scoot!

A few ground rules for this classroom.

No talking. No chewing gum.

No electronic devices. Be forewarned.

If you download essays

off the Internet,

you'll be downloaded into detention.

Let's start the year off on

the right foot and all do our own work.

- I expect you to take notes.

- Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep,


Know what that is? My loser detector.

Jesse Aarons!

I got it from your sisters.

I do not need it from you.

- Oh, man.

- That goes for you as well.

He hit me.

- You're dead meat.

- Scott Hoager and Gary Fulcher,

be quiet!

Now, back to what we were discussing

before we were so rudely interrupted.

Sweet sneaks, Aarons.

You wear your sisters'

hand-me-down underwear too?

He asked you a question,

twinkle toes.

Good morning, kids. Welcome back.

I hope you had a great summer.

Mrs. Myers, this is Leslie Burke,

who will be joining your class.

- Leslie, welcome to Lark Creek.

- Thanks.

Thank you, Principal Turner.

Well, Leslie, um,

you'll sit at my desk this morning,

until we can figure out

where to squeeze you in.

I like to start the year

with a little fun.

I want you all to write a one-page

essay about your favorite hobby.


Mrs. Myers, when you say one page,

did you mean both sides of the paper?

- You can do one side, Madison.

- I'll do two.

- Yeah, that's cool.

- No way!

- It was so amazing.

- Can I have this?

You could have two bucks out of it all.

I'm getting most of it, OK?

- Excuse me.

- Got a dollar?

- No.

- You're gonna have to use your pants.

- What's your problem?

- You got that backwards.

- You got the problem.

- That's right, new girl.

- Nice feet.

- You say something?

What I said was,

have you ever heard the story

about the trolls under the bridges

who collect tolls

from unlucky travelers?

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