ParaNorman

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Thriller
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: August 17, 2012
DVD: November 27, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.58
based on 106 votes and 25 reviews
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Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, John Goodman

Synopsis

Norman has never quite been understood by anyone. To most—including his parents and teenage sister—the boy is a peculiar outcast. However, Norman is different thanks to one special skill—he can communicate with the dead. Unfortunately his family and peers just think he's crazy.

Despite being made fun of, his skill comes in handy when a centuries-old witch's curse unleashes a group of undead creatures onto his small New England town. Although everyone made fun of him, it turns out Norman is the community's only hope for survival. Norman has to figure out where the curse came from and on top of it all, he's forced to battle ghosts, witches and zombies. To make matters worse, he also has to deal with the ignorant humans who don't understand why he's so special.

Director: Sam Fell, Chris Butler
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
Screenplay: Chris Butler
Official Site: paranormanmovie.com

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  • 3 stars "movie: oh that **** ***... friend:did you hear that? me:yeah. don't swear."
  • 3 stars "great movie for the whole family."
  • 1 star "this was a pathetic movie. people left within half an hour of the start. the only good line in the movie was the one mitch made about his boyfriend"