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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Richard Dreyfuss
Susan Sarandon
Simon Callow
Directors
Henry Selick
Screenwriters
Karey Kirkpatrick
Jonathan Roberts
Steve Bloom
Running Time
79 minutes

James and the Giant Peach
A favourable adaptation of one of the greatest children's stories ever.


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Plot
When his parents are killed by a rhinocerus, young James is packed off to live with his wicked aunts. A magic potion enables a giant peach tot grow in the garden, and the boy ventures inside. There he meets a selection of insect and animal friends, and escapes inside the giant peach on a journey to New York.


Verdict
The vocal cast are great fun, and the animation is smooth and vibrant. Except for a few treacly songs, this is great entertainment for all.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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