A young girl is sent to her grandparents’ farm following her mother’s drug overdose. She forms an unwavering resilience through the fantastical journey, complete with disembodied Barbie heads, she takes deep inside her imagination.
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What a great performance from prodigy child Jodelle Ferland!. Tideland, underapreciated as is it, remains one of my favorite Gilliam films. A dark twist on Alice in Wonderland, the grotesque treatment of the characters pales in contrast to the vivid imagination of Jeliza-Rose.
3.5 actually. too bad I'd seen the little girl in some shitty horror movies where she was annoying so I couldn't enjoy her performance 100% (which is amazing really) in tideland. the atmosphere is wonderfully crafted, as in any Gilliam movie, but the plot wasn't so spectacular.
Alice in wonderland on acid. An interesting but ultimately ineffective example of Gilliam's poetic, magical, sad and disturbing universe. The young little Jodelle Ferland is quite precocious and convincing in her role.