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Based on the book The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Videodisc release of the 2011 motion picture.
Bonus features: Shoot the moon: the making of Hugo; previews.
Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee.
Tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen, enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
This was a really great movie. I enjoyed the characters very much. I think the actors portrayed the characters in the book very well. Although some of the parts from the book were taken out in the movie, the movie still flowed very nicely. The movie was a lot better than I expected. The movie has a great ending and is a great watch.
I read the book with my daughter a few years back and was hesitant to see the movie. The books illustrations were so superb I was sure the movie would be a disappointment. Well, I was wrong. The movie was beautifully crafted and one we are sure to own.
This one is destined to become a family classic. I watched it with a group of folks aged 10-80, and all of us enjoyed it. The cinamatography is breathtaking and the characters steal your heart. I wasn't sure if this would keep the 10 year olds attention (being of the "historical fiction" genre), but I shouldn't have worried about it...she was enthralled by the story.