Despite the trailers I wasn’t expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised.
Cate Blanchett is very good indeed in this. The interplay between her character and Jack Black’s is lightning fast and their bickering and friendship are clearly portrayed. The child character is great. Nerdy, misfit, and plays some childhood events so well. For example, the difficulty of finding friends or the problem of dealing with challenges.
There’s peril in this. And some of it is surprisingly scary for this type of movie. There are also some real fun ‘scares’ like the neighbour and the hidden room entrance.
Watch out for spooky automata including clowns!
Great children’s movie that I really enjoyed. Reminded me of Monster House in some ways. Well worth seeing.