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"Where Everything Seems Possible and Nothing Is What It Seems."
This is a cult classic coming-of-age children's movie influenced by Alice in Wonderland, M. C. Escher's prints, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are plus lots of director Jim Henson's crazy Muppet creatures. It's about a spoiled teen named Sarah (14-year-old Jennifer Connelly) who is forced to grow up by becoming the hero in an adventurous journey to save her baby brother.
Sarah is upset that she is forced to baby sit her baby brother Toby, and when he won't stop crying, she gets angry and calls on the Goblins to come and take him away. After the little muppet Goblins come and take him, Sarah immediately regrets it and demands him back from Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie, with the world's worst rock star haircut, scary eye make-up and an even more frightening codpiece. Bowie also wrote and sings 5 songs for the movie.) Jareth tells Sarah to go play with her toys and her costumes and forget about the baby. Then he holds a magic crystal ball in his hand and we watch it turn into a snake. He stretches the snake out between his hands held in front of himself, then tosses it around Sarah's neck. (People in movies often do this with snakes, but I'll bet that if you really do toss a snake, and I don't recommend it because you could harm the snake, it would be very hard to get the snake to wrap around someone's neck.) She panics for a minute until the snake turns into a scarf. She rufuses to forget about Toby so Jareth gives her until the 13th hour to rescue him from the Goblin castle (where the clocks go to 13.) Sarah then goes into the labyrinth to try to find her way to the castle to rescue her brother.