If you want to see me laugh in childish delight over and over again, put in Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit and watch me go.
From the tongue-in-cheek opening song sequence to Peter’s antics and the hilarity of watching McGregor squirm, I am hooked.
The great thing about this film is that my entire family (even the teenage boys) feels that way about it. It may not be exactly the story we love from the book, but it’s a great story that gives you plenty of opportunity to compare and contrast.
And did I mention it’s funny?
Harriet the Spy is one of those stories that reminds you exactly what middle school was like. You laugh, you cringe, you remember the friendships, you remember friends turning on each other…
Like I said, you cringe.
But it’s also a feel-good movie that your kids will love and since it was released in 1996, there’s a good chance they haven’t seen it.
They totally should.
You knew it was coming. Didn’t you?
I love it when Hollywood makes a film based on a favorite book and almost gets it right, or at least gets the message right. It doesn’t happen often, but it would be hard to base a film on R.J. Palacio’s Wonder without it turning out… well, wonderful.
You already know what a huge Dickens fan I am. I’ve never read one of his books that I didn’t absolutely love. Of course, A Christmas Carol is the story most of us are introduced to first (because there are so many movies based on it) and I’m no different in that respect. So it remains one of my favorite stories ever, even though I didn’t actually read it until years after I first saw it on film.
Disney’s version is awesome in that it is the one film version that captures Dickens’ sense of humor. With Jim Carrey playing Scrooge, you’re gonna get some sense of humor. So this holiday season, you should totally watch it with your kids and make a delicious meal to go with it.