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Come Away is a 2020 fantasy drama film directed by Brenda Chapman and starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo.

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020.

Come Away is a 2020 fantasy drama film directed by Brenda Chapman and starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo.

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020.

Premise

Depicts the title characters of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan as siblings trying to help their parents overcome the death of their eldest son.

Cast

Production

The project was announced in May 2016, with The Prince of Egypt and Brave co-director Brenda Chapman hired to direct.

In May 2018, Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo were cast to play the parents of Alice and Peter, with both actors also taking producer roles. In August 2018, Anna Chancellor, Clarke Peters, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Caine, David Gyasi, Derek Jacobi and Jenny Galloway joined the cast.

Filming commenced at Shad Thames in London in August 2018,  as well as Windsor Great Park in both the South Forest and around Johnson's pond. In October 2018, the production moved to Los Angeles before concluding later that month.

Release

It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020.

Critical response

According to the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 12 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10.

After its Sundance premiere, Ben Pearson of Slash Film gave a positive review by stating "A new children's classic has arrived, and this timeless fairytale will surely enchant audiences for generations to come." John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter gave a negative review by stating "A wealth of familiar storybook material and a cast including Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo will draw attention, but a handsome production and beautiful cast aren't enough to get this fantasy off the ground."
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