Coraline
2009
***
Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, John Hodgman, Ian McShane

11-year-old Coraline moves to an old and spooky country mansion with her parents, who never have time for her. In the house she discovers a small door to a parallel reality, with alternative parents who seem too good to be true. And they are. Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Henry Selick’s latest stop motion animation tells a dark gothic story with delightfully quirky visuals. And once again the end result is easier to admire than to like. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novella.