Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Theatrical Release: February 16, 2007
DVD Release: June 19, 2007
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)


An 11-year-old boy’s life is changed forever when he befriends the class outsider—who happens to be a girl. Together Jess (Josh Hutcherson) and Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb) create the world of Terabithia, an imaginary kingdom filled with giants and trolls and all manner of magical beings.

While the real world of family and school may be filled with difficulties, in Terabithia they rule as King and Queen. When an unexpected tragedy occurs, one of them will have to pull all the strength possible from the great legacy of Terabithia.

Based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel by Katherine Paterson.

Dove Review

Young Jess and Leslie meet in school and soon learn they have several things in common, including a need to explore their imaginations. Leslie’s family has just moved in next door to Jess. Soon the two are inseparable and off to a wooded area that becomes a fantasy land of their own making called, “Terabithia.” There the two of them fight hairy vultures, living trees and other creatures. There is a tragic twist in the film which is handled gently and appropriately. Jess doesn’t have a close relationship with his dad and he yearns for that. Until that time comes, he loses himself along with Leslie in Terabithia.

So, close your eyes and keep your mind wide open! Travel to Terabithia, where anything is possible.Terabithia is an imaginative adventure for the family. We recommend this film for ages twelve and above, due to thematic elements.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: H-2 (6 times mentioned as a place); D-3; Butt-1; G-2; Whether G*d Da*ns people is discussed in a frank conversation between two young people.
Violence: Fantasy violence; childish bullying; implied domestic violence; girl gives boy a bloody nose.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Mild cleavage
Other: Simplistic view of salvation; a tragic twist; childish name calling; some childish conflicts are dealt with inappropriately.


Company: Disney
Writer: Jeff Stockwell and David Paterson
Director: Gabor Csupo
Producer: Lauren Levine
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter