Charming, quirky and utterly original animated movie, Coraline is a true work of art. Interesting storyline about a young girl with workaholic parents who discovers a doorway to another reality in her new home. In this alternate universe, her “other mother” starts out as a dream, but ends up a nightmare. Coraline learns what a real home and family is all about. The same kind of style as The Nightmare Before Christmas. Very well done – I expect Coraline to be nominated in the best animated feature category.
When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.