August 8 & 9, 2008

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Rated PG
144 minutes

A FREE Summer Film, sponsored by the UA Finance Board

Hook (1991)

August 8, 2008 at 8:00 pm in 26-100
August 9, 2008 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

Director Steven Spielberg brings J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan to the screen with a delightfully modernized twist. Forty-year-old Peter (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a workaholic lawyer with more affection for his cell phone than his wife and two children. When the family travels to England to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith), Peter's son and daughter are kidnapped by the villainous Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). Peter's faithful pal, Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), helps him return to Neverland--"Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning"--to the world Peter has forgotten. There the Lost Boys welcome Peter back and try to get him in shape for his fight with Captain Hook. Peter must somehow remember his long-forgotten boyhood in Neverland and learn how to fly again before he can rescue his children away from the evil clutches of Captain Hook. Bob Hoskins costars as Hook's right-hand man, Smee, and Gwyneth Paltrow, in her first film role, plays the young Wendy. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Song for John Williams's "When You're Alone." []

...great fun: big, splashy, energetic, one-size-fits-all Hollywood entertainment
      -- Hal Hinson, Washington Post. Read this review.

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