Sunday 19th September 2010

Charlotte's Web

Director: Gary Winick
Year: 2006
Stars: Dakota Fanning, (voices) Dominic Scott Kay, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, Robert Redford, John Cleese

Yes, it's a kids movie. And yes, I wanted to watch it. I wanted a lazy Sunday afternoon movie, and having read the book as a kid, knew I liked the story.

It's the story of a young girl who saves a piglet (the runt of the litter) from being killed, and takes it on herself to look after the piglet, doing her best to ensure the piglet (Wilbur) doesn't die. With this, she has the help of other animals in the barn Wilbur goes to live in - in particular the spider, Charlotte.

Turns out it's not a bad movie either. Of course, if you hate talking animals, you'll hate this. But then it is a story about a pig who meets a spider, so you should expect this really. But it's a lovingly made, cheerful, feel-good film.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.