And I couldn't resist...
Let me elaborate more about what I meant when I said "More time":
My life is filmmaking. I can't watch a movie and look at it without examining the intentions and inside-layers of a film, and how its made.
That being said, I only saw "Coraline" once; and during the end of the second act (and the whole third act) I felt there needed to be more emotion, and more sense of risk. Don't get me wrong, the movie "works"! But If there was more time spent on Coraline's loneliness after her parents vanished, and what it really meant to her that they're now gone. Also, a stronger build-up and confrontation with the Other Mother (i.e. the third act), the movie would have been even better. Let's sound un-professional here, but "some additional conflict and action" in the third act would have been great! I know I may not be very clear explaining this, but I firmly believe there's something that could have been strengthened at those points.
(edit: March 3 - I colored it because it is now much easier for me thanks to a new pen tablet!)