Terry Gilliam’s Tideland...Out Now?

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Posted October 16, 2006 - By Frank Meyer

Did anyone realize that Terry Gilliam (Monty Python, 12 Monkeys, Brazil, Time Bandits) has a new movie...that's out now in New York!?!? I sure didn’t, and I’m a pretty big fan...

Based on a novel by Mitch Cullin from a screen play written by Gilliam, Tideland is a horror flick. In fact, David Cronenberg is calling it “a poetic horror film” (and he knows!), and the tagline is, “The squirrels made it seem less lonely.”

Tideland stars Jodelle Ferland, Brendan Fletcher, Jennifer Tilly and Jeff Bridges. Apparently, Fletcher was originally cast for the lead role of Dickens before Gilliam had ever met him, as the director was so impressed with his audition performance sent to him on tape he hired him on the spot.

The film, which he made back to back with Brothers Grimm, centers around five or six characters and is inspired by Alice in Wonderland. It started hitting Europe and the festival circuit over the summer, and began a limited release run in the U.S. on October 6. WTF???

IMDB says this: “After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to a rural farmhouse by her father. As she tries to settle into a new life in a house her father had purchased for his now-deceased mother, Jeliza-Rose's attempts to deal with what's happened result in increasingly odd behavior, as she begins to communicate mainly with her bodiless Barbie doll heads and Dell, a neighborhood woman who always wears a beekeeper's veil.”

IDB also describes the MPAA rating as R for “bizarre and disturbing content, including drug use, sexuality, and gruesome situations - all involving a child, and for some language.”


You can watch the trailer here.

Watch Terry promote the movie in New York below:

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Terry Gilliam’s Tideland...Out Now?


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