David, Peter and Alice live an idyllic childhood in the English countryside. Their parents (played by Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo) encourage them to let their imaginations run wild, and their world is full of tea parties, sword fights and pirate battles.
When David tragically dies, the family is thrown into grief and, struggling to cope, the parents turn to gambling and alcohol. Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair and embark on a dangerous quest which has echoes of journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.
“uses imagined fantasy as a way of confronting death from a young perspective” Empire
“It’s a sweet story, with magnetic performances from the children and a graceful, slightly removed turn by Jolie to allow focus on the young ones.” What She Said