Bridge to Terabithia (2007 film)

2007 film based on children's book by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 film directed by Gabor Csupo and based on the Katherine Paterson novel. The film tells the story of Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, ten-year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house.

Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever.


Leslie BurkeEdit

  • [seeing Jesse smiling at Ms. Edmonds, bends down] Take a picture. Lasts longer.
  • Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open.
  • We rule Terabithia, and nothing crushes us!
  • You are who you are, not your parents.
  • [Jesse tries to hand Leslie the fake letter to Janice Avery] You have to write. Boy’s handwriting sucks. No offense.
  • [on the ride back from church, about Christianity] You have to believe it, and you hate it. I don't have to believe it, and I think it's beautiful.

Jesse AaronsEdit

  • I have four sisters. And I'd trade them all in for a good dog.
  • What's so great about being serious all the time anyway?
  • [Leslie has died and Jesse father tries to comfort Jesse] Is it like The Bible says? Is she going to Hell?


  • Mrs. Myers: If any of you try to download this essay, you will be downloaded into detention.
  • Mrs. Myers: Jesse Aarons! I got it from your sisters. I certainly do not need it from you!
  • Leslie Burke, May Belle Aarons, Little Kids: [chanting] Free the pee! Free the pee! Free the pee!
  • Bill Burke: She loved you, you know.
  • Bill Burke: Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing - Teddy Roosevelt said that, not me.
  • Jack Aarons: She brought you something special when she came here, didn't she? That's what you hold on to. That's how you keep her alive.
  • May Belle Aarons: [To Leslie] If you don't believe in the bible, God'll damn you to hell when you die!


[Leslie has ketchup all over her face]
Jesse Aarons: What happened to you?
Leslie Burke: Janice Avery is a very talented person. She can shoot ketchup packets over four rows of seats.
Jesse Aarons: [snickers] Jeez.

Jesse: That's what Leslie Burke says, she told me to keep my mind wide open.
Ms. Edmonds: Leslie Burke is right. With a mind like yours wide open, you could create a whole new world.

Scott Hoager: So I guess you're the fastest kid in school now, huh?
[Jesse makes a fist at him]
Scott Hoager: It's a joke, dude!
[punches him hard into a wall]
Scott Hoager: Are you nuts?

Leslie: I don't think God goes around damning people to hell.
Jesse: Why not?
Leslie: Because He's too busy running all this!

Leslie: My dad says that TV kills your brain cells.
Scott Hoager: Your dad doesn't know anything. We watch TV, like every day!
Leslie: I rest my case.

Jesse: It's just that you're a good builder... for a girl.
Leslie: Yeah, well you're pretty good at art... for a boy!

Jesse: [crying] Is it like bible says? Is she going to hell?
Jack Aarons: [shakes head] I don’t know everything about God. But I do know he’s not gonna sent the little girl to hell.
Jesse: [sobs] Then I'm going to hell because it's all my fault!

Jesse: Hey, guys.
May Belle: See? I told you.
Mary: Oh, my God, Jess. [hugs him] [sobs]
Jack: Where in God's name have you been?
Mary: Where've you been?
Jesse: Mom... I asked you. It wasn't like--
Brenda: They thought you were dead.
Jack: Brenda, hush.
Jesse: Dead? W-What's going on?

(long pause)

Jack: Your friend Leslie's dead. She drowned in a creek this morning. Apparently, she tried to swing across on a rope and it broke. They think she hit her head.
Jesse: No. No, it... it's... It's not that kind of rope. It... It... It couldn't break. It wouldn't have.
Jack: But it did. [gets up from the chair, walks to him] I'm sorry, son.
Jesse: [backs away] No, you're lying. She's not even dead! You're lying! [throws the book down, runs off]
Mary: Jess! [sobs]

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