The director is Gary Winick working with Susannah Grant (the Oscar-nominated "Erin Brockovich" writer) and Karey Kirkpatrick (the writer the delightful "Chicken Run"). Winick did only minor changes, so the movie doesn't differ from the book a lot.
Starring is a pregnant fuzzy spider whose name is Charlotte. She can give most of us the shivers, but at the same time she's so kind and sweet that she stops looking so ugly during the film goes on. Besides Julia Roberts' voice as Charlotte is so warm and optimistic, that the spider seems to be a lovely creature, making us believe that everything will be fine.
Wilbur is a little piggy (voiced by 10 years old Dominic Scott Kay), who feels very lonely and blue, is trying to make friend in the barn with lots of talking animals such as With Oprah Winfrey as Gussy the goose, Robert Redford as Ike the horse, Cedric the Entertainer as Golly the Gander, John Cleese as Samuel the uppity sheep, Kathy Bates and Reba McEntire as the chatty cows Bitsy and Betsy, Steve Buscemi as Templeton the self-aggrandizing rat, Thomas Haden Church and Andre Benjamin as flying around crows Brooks and Elwyn.
12 years old Dakota Fanning is starring as tomboy Fern, the daughter of the farmer. She urges her father not to axe the piggy and treats Wilbur as her baby. She feeds and nurtures the piggy when she's at home, but when she's out to school, Wilbur stays in the barn feeling so hopeless and lonely.
Charlotte is trying to persuade everyone, that the piggy is a special boy, weaving messages in her web. At last everyone in the town start thinking of Wilbur as a miracle and thinking about giving up pork.
Watching "Charlotte's Web" it is hard to keep crying. And there is nothing to be shame of, because the movie is really very heart-tugging and touching.
By Ruzan Harutyunyan for HULUQ