A Monster Calls

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A Monster Calls Overview

A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.

Who Stars in A Monster Calls

Lewis MacDougall
Conor O'Malley

Lewis MacDougall

Sigourney Weaver
Grandma

Sigourney Weaver

Felicity Jones
Lizzie O'Malley (Mum)

Felicity Jones

Toby Kebbell
Dad

Toby Kebbell

Liam Neeson
The Monster

Liam Neeson

Geraldine Chaplin
The Head Teacher

Geraldine Chaplin


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Review for A Monster Calls

Author: Reno

**An alternate way to confront the reality.** Based on the British novel, made by a well known Spanish director. This film might remind you the titles like 'Finding Neverland', 'Where the Wild Things Are', 'Neverwas' et cetera, but still it is unique. Particularly for the message it carried out. Many lines were awesome, inspiring for those whose world are crumbling down. Emotional, as well as one of the best recent children's films. The story of a boy whose mother is severely ill. He starts to have weird dreams, following, an appearance of a tree-monster from the nearby cemetery. The monster is to tell a few tales and at the end of it, he has to tell the truth about his nightmares to him. So as the days go by, it becomes more challenging to him to confront the reality. He can't run away from all, but to face it and those are the remaining narration. While being a kid, they believe every fantasy tale have narrated to them. Even a picture of those tales would influence to have an imagination in their daily life activity. This film does not hide anything from the viewers just to bring a breathtaking twist at the finale. So, you would know what's happening, but why, is the puzzle to solve. Even that is not a hard nut to crack. Though the purpose of the film is to reveal how some children cope a tragic event in their life, like perhaps the film 'Before I Wake', with misunderstanding the words said by the grown ups to them. This is really a wonderful film for kids, as well as for adults. I Hope you won't miss it. _7/10_


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Production


River Road Entertainment


Participant Media

Apaches Entertainment

La Trini


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2016-10-07

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 48 mins

Budget
$ 43,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 47,309,313.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 4,309,313.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.focusfeatures.com/amonstercalls

Genres
Drama Fantasy

Keywords
based on novel or book grandparent grandchild relationship monster dream artist nightmare tree boy truth terminal illness bullying cancer bully disease grandmother imagination animated sequences


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