Director: Gary Winick
Writers: Susannah Grant (screenplay), Karey Kirkpatrick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey
Genres: Comedy | Family | Fantasy
This movie is very true to the original story, and the comic relief was, in my opinion, not at all overbearing. I got a lot of genuine laughs out of the movie, and, at 40, that’s saying something for a G-rated movie aimed at families with small children.This movie does a good job telling the story but the emotional scenes were toned down compared to the 1973 animated film. Added slapstick involving Templeton and a couple of crows and a celebrity heavy voice cast including Julia Roberts and Reba McEntire. Personally I think it’s a fine adaptation and families will love it.