Stewart creates a convincing character full of pain and turmoil." Stewart appeared in the fantasy-adventure film Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), playing the role of Lisa Browning, the irresponsible older sister of two little boys.During their playing a board game, they turn their house into a spacecraft hurtling uncontrollably in outer space.Stewart, 13 at the time of filming, played a high school freshman, Melinda Sordino, who after being raped nearly stops speaking.Her performance was widely praised, with The New York Times stating "Ms.Her work in the series established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
She subsequently starred in Speak (2004), Catch That Kid (2004), Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), and Into the Wild (2007).
Critic Bill Goodykoontz from The Arizona Republic said that Stewart "really shines....
She excels at both aspects of the performance, giving Georgia a strength that defies any sort of pity one might feel for her, without letting us forget her vulnerability".
The film was praised by critics, but Stewart's performance did not garner much media attention.
Her character is immobilized during most of the film.