Zathura: A Space Adventure

Synopsis: Danny and Walter are two brothers who barely get along even while driving their parents to distraction as their older sister tries to ignore them. Despite their squabbling, the brothers manage cooperate enough to play an old mechanical board game named Zathura. However, after their first move, they find that the game has apparently flung them, their sister and their entire house into outer space. Furthermore, the brothers surmise the only way to return home is to finish the game. However with almost every move, new dangers arise as the siblings find themselves learning to cooperate in ways they never expected as they realize what they mean to each other.
Director(s): Jon Favreau
Production: Sony Pictures
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Oh, man.

That's it.

Nice grab.

Oh, yeah.

- All right, Danny, your turn.

- What? I didn't get my full turn.

You did. I counted.

That was 25. That's what we said.

- That's not fair.

- It's exactly fair.

Come on, Danny. Time for your turn,

then I gotta work for an hour.

You know, you're not the only one

who gets a turn.

"The only one who gets a turn."


All right.

Keep your eye on the ball.

You got it this time. Ready?

All right, that's a good try.

It was a bad throw. It's a bad throw.

Sorry. My bad.

Okay. Here we go.

You can do this.

Here we go. Ready?


A deep fly ball to the right field.

Clemente back,

running on his horse real fast.

Can he get it? Can he get it?

Oh, and Milton Bradley with

his dive-and-roll catch.

- Dodgers win.

- You're such a dick.

What? It was a great grab.



Danny, you should not be using that

kind of language with your brother.

But it's true.

Listen, kiddo,

when I was 6 years old...

- Six and three quarters.

- When I was 6 and three quarters...

...catching was hard for me too.

Well, it's not hard for Walter.

Well, Walter's 10.

So? He's still better than me

at everything.

No way.

He's not better than you at piano.

I hate that stupid thing.

Someday you're gonna be

really happy I got you that piano.

You'll be at a party,

there'll be a pretty girl...

Like you and Mom?

Look, Danny... and Walter

are different people.

He's good at some things, you're good

at other things. That's how people are.

He beats me at everything.

Listen to me, this is important.

You're a very special kid.

That's what people say

when they can't think of anything.

You know how you always

make up games...

...and pretend to be characters?

You have an incredible imagination.

Amazing imagination.

A whole universe of an imagination.

And I use my imagination for a living,

so I know what I'm talking about.

- Is it better than Walter's?

- What?

Is my imagination better

than Walter's?

You're different than Walter.

- Don't do that.

- You wanna play catch?

- We just played catch.

- No, football catch.

I have to work for an hour.

- But it's Saturday.

- Tell me about it.

- All you ever do is work.

- Nice try.

- This is so unfair.

- Hello.

Bill, I am so sorry.

I'll call you back in two minutes.

Is that okay?


I have an important meeting

this afternoon.

- I've... I really have to be ready for it.

- You're going out?

Yes, I'm going out.

Well, I'm going to a meeting.

You're gonna be at Mom's house.

She's coming to get you at 3.

We go to Mom's house tomorrow.

- No, today.

- This is a four-day Dad week.

Three-day Dad week.

Four-day last week...

...four-day next week,

three-day this week.

Four-day Mom week this week.

But that's not fair.

- To whom?

- To anyone.

I have to work.

We'd have all the time

if Danny wasn't around.

Well, Danny is around.

All right, five throws.

How do I put this? Let me think.

I have to work.

Dad, I'm ready to play

"Smash Bros."

You told him you'd play

"Smash Bros."?

No, I didn't tell him I was gonna

play "Smash Bros."

- You're playing catch with Walter?

- He might if you weren't around.

You're so mean.

Everybody wants to ruin my life.

You never keep your promises.

There's only one of me, okay?

I don't like this situation either,

it sucks, is what it does...

...but this is the best I could

come up with.

So climb off my back and give me

about two inches of space, will you?

There are some days, boys,

when you gotta grow up all at once.

I need today to be

one of those days.

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