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‘Come Away’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the film where Neverland meets Wonderland

The film, as is shown in the trailer, is set in the real world. And the fantastical parts seem to be nothing more than the children’s imaginations as they conjure heroes and villains
David Oyelowo (IMDb)
David Oyelowo (IMDb)

We are all familiar with J.M. Barrie’s Neverland and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. But never have we seen these two mythical fantastical worlds collide. This November, that shall change with the arrival of ‘Come Away’, a fantasy drama that is both magical and rooted in the harsh realities of the world.

Release date

‘Come Away’, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020, is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 13, 2020. It will arrive in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2020.


As per IMDb, when their eldest brother dies, the sibling's Peter and Alice seek to save their parents from despair until they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.


Angelina Jolie as Rose Littleton

Angelina Jolie. (Getty Images)

The 45-year-old American actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian is perhaps the most well known for her performance in the drama ‘Girl, Interrupted’. Jolie received global acclaim for her role as Lara Croft in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’. He other noted roles include ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Salt’, ‘A Mighty Heart’, ‘Changeling’, and ‘Maleficent’.

David Oyelowo as Jack Littleton

David Oyelowo. (Getty Images)

The 44-year-old British–American actor and producer is best known for playing the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical drama film ‘Selma’. His other noted roles include ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Queen of Katwe’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, ‘Lincoln’, ‘Jack Reacher’, and ‘The Butler’. On television, he is famous for playing the MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series ‘Spooks’, and Javert in the BBC miniseries ‘Les Misérables’.

Michael Caine as Charlie

Sir Michael Caine. (Getty Images)

The 87-year-old British thespian needs no introduction. He has appeared in more than 130 films during a career spanning over 60 years, and off late has made consistent appearances in a number of Christopher Nolan films, including ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Tenet’. 

The film’s cast also includes (but is not limited to) Keira Chansa as Alice Littleton, Jordan Nash as Peter Littleton, Anna Chancellor as Eleanor Morrow, Clarke Peters as Hatter, David Gyasi as Captain James, Derek Jacobi as Mr. Brown, Jenny Galloway as Hannah O'Farral, Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Smoking Overweight Man, and Damian O'Hare as Doctor Richards.


‘Come Away’ is directed by Brenda Chapman who is best known for directing ‘The Prince of Egypt’. She co-directed the Disney/Pixar film ‘Brave’. Chapman has been part of the creative teams of several Disney/Pixar animated films, such as ‘Cars’, ‘Cars 2’, ‘Up’, ‘Toy Story 3’, and ‘WALL-E’.


The trailer for ‘Come Away’ paints a fantastic picture that is tragic and magic and all things heartwarming. The film, as is shown in the trailer, is set in the real world. And the fantastical parts seem to be nothing more than the children’s imaginations as they conjure heroes and villains and the magical worlds of Neverland and Wonderland. This magical realism works splendidly, contrasting the real-world tragedies of the family that has to deal with grief, debts, and myriad other woes in what appears to be Victorian England.


Chapman’s experience with Disney/Pixar shows in every frame for the film and it feels absolutely worthy of that tag even though it has nothing to do with either Disney or Pixar. The visuals are rich and stunning. And the story’s heartbreaking arc only complements it.

If you like ‘Come Away’, you will also like

‘Finding Neverland’, ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, ‘Tolkein’, ‘Colette’, and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.