Some reviewers complain about confusing dialogue in this production, but most of it is word for word from the book. This film will transport you to a magical fairy land where you will be guided by a beautiful red haired enchantress, or ... it wont. And you don't have to have ever taken LSD to appreciate it, I suppose. Not every scene works for me - notably Tweedledee and Tweedledum's too fast recitation of "The Walrus and the Carpenter," barely audible over a blues guitar. Otherwise these two "boys," who look like aging runaways from Clockwork Orange, deliver well. Overall the performances are charming and suitable for both children and adults. And there are luminous garden landscapes, dreamlike enclosures and mysterious halls. Kate Beckinsale as Alice is vulnerable at times, assertive at others, and always strikingly attractive. You don't have to feel guilty being attracted, since in the movie she plays the role of a young mother who has gone through the mirror in her daughter's bedroom. True, she does age regress in the process, and even cries for childlike reasons in a couple scenes. But neither role nor wardrobe make you see her as a child for very long. She is a real dream girl whose presence would make a nightmare joyous. If you like the Alice books you will probably like this film and will watch it over and over.