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6.5
/10
2,121 Ratings

Tideland

Directed by Terry Gilliam
Canada, United Kingdom, 2005
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Synopsis

A young girl is sent to her grandparents’ farm following her mother’s drug overdose. Life on the old rural farmstead doesn’t offer the reclusive little girl many diversions, and so she increasingly seeks solace in her own dream world. The only thing she talks to is the head of her Barbie doll.

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Tideland Directed by Terry Gilliam

Critics reviews

As odd as it may sound, the movie is also a lot of fun. Gilliam’s trusty DP, Nicola Pecorini, embraces the film’s madness, and has a ball showing Jeliza-Rose frolicking through her valley of death and decay as if it were a field of daisies. In typical Gilliam fashion, he shoots everything using wide angle lenses, so we can always watch and see everything – every action, movement and Hunter Thompson-inspired gesture – happening on screen.
November 20, 2016
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Hallucinatory and extremely unpleasant, it involves a nine-year-old girl who loses her junkie parents (Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilly) and sets off for crazed adventures in rural Texas, conversing with various rodents and a collection of dolls’ heads and meeting up with a taxidermist witch (Janet McTeer) and her mentally challenged brother (Brendan Fletcher). Enter this diseased Lewis Carroll universe at your own risk.
June 22, 2015
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