Coraline

Coraline

DVD - 2009
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A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life, but much better. When her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents, including the Other Mother, try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family.
Publisher: Universal City, CA. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2009
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 41 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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blue_cat_7572
Nov 10, 2017

very creepy dont recomend

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 23, 2017

The first time I ever saw Coraline, I already knew that it was a cinematic masterpiece of its time. From its incredible stop motion scenes, to its story line, to its suspense and imagination, the movie is guaranteed to excite and frighten people of all ages - quite frankly. I would not usually describe myself as someone who loves horror or scary movies, however I found this movie to be very enjoyable for the simple fact that it was a clay-mation (cartoon style stop motion animation made from clay). Just imagining how long it took to create every scene both amazes and astonishes me, so I am truly able to appreciate Coraline for everything it is. The faint at heart may not enjoy the horror, however they will enjoy the art of it.
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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blue_hornet_49
Jun 06, 2017

incredible. without question one of the best (and most creepy) animated movies ever

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jezicuhh
Jun 06, 2017

Fascinating story! I'll start by agreeing with others below, this movie really isn't for kids. It was downright creepy many times, during the negative scenes. As a child, I definitely would have had nightmares from what I saw. On the other hand, the positive/happy scenes were extremely trippy, there is no other word to describe them. I really enjoyed that, as some one who enjoys an odd, eerie movie. This one definitely was!

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rswcove
Sep 15, 2016

I enjoy the Coraline story in all forms, but I think the movie version does it best. The story is about learning that one's dreams are not always what they are cracked up to be. Much like the fable of the monkey paw that grants wishes, this is a story about learning gratitude for what one has already.

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Derringer
Aug 30, 2016

In a sense - I found the story of Coraline to be very much like that of Lewis Carroll's "Alice", with Coraline, of course, being in her own little, bizarre and eerie Wonderland.

So - Here's my perception on this picture's story - A super-homely, blue-haired, flat-headed, little girl (like, how many strikes can one, little kid have going against themselves?) named Coraline, not Caroline, is seriously neglected by her stupid, apathetic parents. Coraline is basically forced to tolerate a truly rotten and lonely home-life.

After moving into their new home, Coraline soon discovers a seemingly wonderful and almost magical alternate family-life behind a secret door, where everyone has buttons for eyes (like, how the heck did everyone see?). It doesn't take Coraline long to find out that, sure enough, this "other" home-life is even more lousy and rotten than what she was already used to.

Like, can someone, anyone please tell me - Where's the fairness and justice, for a child like Coraline, in all of that? I mean, this sort of sketchy, edgy scenario could, and did, only lead to one thing - A less than happy (and satisfying) ending for both the girl, and the viewer, as well.

Anyway - Even though this picture's story was clearly on the depressing side, I still felt that it was well-worth a view.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Aug 21, 2016

Well, there was one thing for certain about the movie "Coraline" - As far as being an animated film for "children"(?) - it sure wasn't cute. No - In fact, "Coraline's" story, was, in some ways, downright depressing and, yes, very-very creepy, too.

Anyway - Aside from being ultimately impressed by this film's exceptional and, at times, mesmerizing visuals, I really couldn't quite determine what sort of an audience the producers of "Coraline" had in mind for their odd, little fantasy film.

I mean, Coraline sure didn't seem to be too well-suited for children, being way-way too bleak and sinister from my perspective on things. And, yet, as an adult, this film really didn't present the sort of tale that I cared too much about, either.

(*Be sure to watch official movie-trailer*)

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Bluestar_CK
Nov 11, 2015

This movie is cataloged as a 3d movie but it is not. It would be nice if the Library actually ordered the 3d version for those of us who have 3d TV's.

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ChefGourmet
Sep 27, 2015

This movie gives me the chills.....

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Docenos
Sep 17, 2015

Very creepy. Not a family movie. Would not recommend for kids.

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May 07, 2017

blue_hornet_49 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Dec 22, 2015

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Dec 05, 2015

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May 03, 2014

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Aug 07, 2012

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Jun 18, 2012

KSED2001 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 55

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Coraline Jones to Beldam: You...have a funny way of showing it.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Coraline Jones: He's not drunk, Mom, he's just eccentric.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some scenes where it might frighten younger audiences.

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