Claire: 3/5 stars, 7/10.
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 7/10.
Native ratings: 7.1/10 IMDB. Not available on Netflix at the time of this review-writing.

Claire’s thoughts: This is like the worst movie Jean-Pierre Jeunet has done (that we’ve watched; I’m uninterested in some). It’s a family adventure drama. I mostly watched this for hopes of awesome visuals — we watched it in 3-D, to make use of our too-expensive 3DHDTV. It was kind of a let-down because the subject matter itself wasn’t that exciting. Sad kid story. Kid is smart. Story is still sad. Interesting, but not our cup of tea.

Carolyn’s thoughts: It was very colorful, and the 3-D was pretty neat. But then it had a boring stretch in the middle.

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Amelie, Micmacs)
Written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant (The City Of Lost Children, Amelie, Micmacs)

Based on a book by Reif Larsen (who strangely played “famous author” in That Awkward Moment, which we just saw).

Kyle Catlett as T.S. Spivet.
Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Clair.
Judy Davis (Joan in The Naked Lunch, Barton Fink) as G.H. Jibsen.
Callum Keith Rennie (Memento, eXistenZ, Time Cop, 3 eps of 24, 1 ep of Smallville) as Father.
Niamh Wilson (Saw 3-6) as Gracie.
Jakob Davies (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, 2 eps of Smallville) as Layton.
Dominique Pinon (The City Of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Amelie, Micmacs) as Two Clouds.
Julian Richings (Saw 4, X-Men 3, Detroit Rock City, Man Of Steel, Cube, Mimic, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Naked Lunch) as Ricky.