Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rated F for Family, A for Awesome

Every now & then a great movie comes along that we can enjoy as a family.
I'm not talking about those silly cartoons that we, as adults, tolerate... or the hybrids like, The Chipmunks, Hop & The Smurfs {although, we do love those too!}...

I'm talking about a smart, beautiful film that make us all think & feel AND prompts our children to ask us questions that really matter.

Big Miracle is that movie.

I rented it this weekend to make Memphis happy.  The kid is obsessed with anything that swims lately, and this fit the bill.

I didn't expect to like it as much as I did.

If you're unfamiliar with the plot, the movie is based on true events.  In 1988, a family of whales are trapped in the arctic circle by rapidly forming ice... the story follows their inspiring rescue.

We watched this movie together, as a family, and my kids understood that there are things worth fighting for & that by working together we can accomplish pretty much anything.
Hope. Faith.

I giggled, and I cried.
Heck! Maybe I was just emotional this weekend, but I deemed this movie good enough to blog about!

p.s. Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell & Dermot Mulroney totally rocked this movie too!

Have you seen it?

Other movies I've really LOVED lately:
The Grey
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Water For Elephants

What have you been watching?

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  1. Awesome. Thanks for the recommendation. Always looking for great movies to watch with the kids! We watch Zathura! Have you seen that? I never even heard of it until my sister borrowed it to Wesley! It's like a space version of Jumangi. Pretty good.

  2. I have wanted to see this movie SOOOOO BAD!!! Going to get it for sure now! :)
    Thanks for the review!

  3. Just saw a part of Crazy Stupid Love this morning and can't wait to see the whole thing! And Water For Elephants was a beautiful movie, have you read the book?
    Love ya thanks for the movie pick, going to see if the girls like it.

  4. We just watched it this weekend! What a great movie!! I really enjoyed it and Miss M was sobbing halfway through it because she was sad about the situation. Poor thing! Great family movie!!

  5. I loved this movie!! After you said on facebook that you were watching it I had to rent it too! It totally inspired me..

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  7. Oooh, I haven't seen it, but now I really want to! I guess that will be our Friday night movie with the kids this week. =)

  8. This looks like a good one! Have you (& Memphis) seen Dolphin Tale? It was a good one. Sounds like he'd like it! We watched We Bought A Zoo last night, too... SO Good! Hubs even liked it!


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