Thursday, December 16, 2010
However, we did pick it up at Blockbusters this weekend and it was a huge hit. I can't remember the last movie I enjoyed so much that was appropriate for the whole family to see. From Lillian to Andrew we all enjoyed this coming-of-age flick told from the alternating perspectives of the boy (Bryce) and the girl (Julie). With a great supporting cast, it also has plenty of good messages without being didactic or maudlin (vocab words for the day) and at the end there were things you could discuss that enforced the themes.
Yes, a good movie--and how often do you get something of quality coming along?
Perfect for Christmas and for families, it's PG for a bit of the evil-Herod violence against the babies at the beginning which might be tense for small children but not offensively so. We checked it out of the library and thought it was great.