This interpretation of a bed time story that first introduces characters weirder than the ones in "Batteries Included." We are lead to believe they are all in some sort of transition in life and are given a purpose. On the surface they are helping a fairytale character get back to her world.
The film has a "B" movie knockoff of a Spielberg feel. Every time they look up you expect a bicycle crossing the moon.
The characters and the actors look like cardboard knockoffs of famous actors more than people. Bryce Dallas Howard in make up looks like a young Tilda Swinton.
Then "Whisper in the Noise" mangles a great Dylan song "Times are a Changing"