October 13, 2006
Director: Terry Gilliam
MPAA Rating: R (for bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all
Screenwriters: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Jeff Bridges, Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher, Janet McTeer
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: Tidelandthemovie.com
"Tideland" celebrates the resiliency of childhood and the power of the imagination as only Terry Gilliam, one of our few truly visionary filmmakers, could conceive it. Jeliza-Rose (Ferland) is a young girl in a very unusual situation – both of her parents are junkies and she is usually left to her own devices for entertainment. When her mother dies, her father (Bridges), a rock 'n roll musician well past his prime, takes her to a remote farm in the country, she escapes the vast loneliness of her new home by retreating into a world that exists only in her mind. Here, fireflies have names, bog-men awaken at dusk, and squirrels talk. And the heads of her four dolls – Mystique, Baby Blonde, Glitter Gal, and Sateen Lips – long since separated from their bodies, keep her company. As optimistic as it is surreal, as humorous as it is suspenseful, and filled with extraordinary, hallucinatory images that defy description, "Tideland" is Terry Gilliam at his most uncompromising – and uncompromised – best.