Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this black-and-white interpretation of Lewis Carroll's tale is an experiment in surrealism. Since none of the characters are in costume, it's difficult to tell the difference between the Rabbit and the Caterpillar, for example. This movie plays out more as a commentary on British middle-class moires than as a fantastic journey. It's geared more towards adults than kids.
The queen screeches "Off with his head!" with convincing clarity. The executioner's blade looms dully in a couple of shots, but no execution occurs.
Self-discovery, self-reliance, and belief in oneself are big here as a girl navigates a strange adult world.
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Alice is offered "more wine" at the Madhatter's teaparty, though she was never offered any in the first place, "so how could I have more?" she asks.