Now that the soccer season has come to a close, we have settled into a school groove, and the weather is starting to change we are ready to fall back into a family routine as well. This means more home cooked meals, snuggling on the couch before bedtime, and family movie night every Friday. I know, I know that all sounds rather low key but after months of hectic, that is exactly what I am looking for.
Coming up with the perfect meal is easy, snuggle time is a no brainer, but when you are the proud parent of a five-year-old, picking a film that the entire family will enjoy can get rather tricky. Mommy and daddy get burnt out on watching cartoon after cartoon and it takes a special movie to hold a little one’s attention. For us, we have found that anything about animals is a win because it is something that the whole family, including our pups, tends to enjoy!
We recently received a copy of The Journey Home and my little one has been chomping at the bit counting down to family movie night. Lucky for her, she is out of school today so we were able to double our fun this weekend and had a movie night, with popcorn, last night!
About The Journey Home
When Luke Mercier (Dakota Goyo, Real Steel) heard some noise outside his house, he never could have guessed what he would find. Discovering a young polar bear cub that has been separated from its mother, Luke knows he has to do something to help. Despite the warnings of his family and friends, Luke speeds off on a snowmobile, with the cub in tow, deep into the frozen wilderness. But when a violent storm closes in, Luke’s mother (Bridget Moynahan, “Blue Blood”) and family friend Muktuk (Goran Visnjic, “ER”) frantically search for the daring pair as they defy starvation and below freezing temperatures so both boy and bear can complete their own journeys home.
As the cover of the film suggests, this is a frozen adventure that will melt your heart. It was adorable to sit back and watch my little one cycle through the emotions as the story took shape and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and the polar bear cub, Pezoo.
While this is a fantastic film with a great message, I have to admit that it was a bit much for my little one to watch at times and thankfully there were parts that she did not understand. For a film with a PG rating, there was bad language and a lewd gesture, rather deep and dramatic scenes that my daughter found scary, and even a frozen corpse. I realize this is not a rated G movie and perhaps I should have screened it prior to watching the film with the family but by looking at the cover and reading the film synopsis I didn’t think twice about popping it in the movie player. I believe the movie is geared more towards a preteen audience.
Overall, this was a great movie with beautiful imagery, a playful polar bear cub, and a fantastic premise. It is a movie that I am thrilled to have as part of our collection and one that I will be happy to share with my daughter in years to come when she is a little more mature.
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Disclaimer: This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion of this product.