A Monster Calls (film)
A Monster Calls is a 2016 dark fantasy drama filmdirected by J. A. Bayona and written by Patrick Ness, based on his eponymous novel. The filmstars Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson, and tells the story of Conor (MacDougal), a child whose mother (Jones) is terminally ill; one night, he is visited by a giant tree-like monster (Neeson), who states that he will come back each night and tellhim three stories.
A Monster Calls premiered on September 10, 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International FilmFestival. It was then released in Spain on October 7, 2016 and in the United Kingdom on January 1, 2017. In the United States, the film began a limited release in on December 23, 2016, followed by a wide release on January 6, 2017. Thefilm received positive reviews from critics, who praised its themes, directing, performances and visualeffects, although the writing was considered by some as overly dark. It has grossed $37 million worldwide.