Review of The Tale of Despereaux on DVD4:37 PM
All kids' movies are not created equal. Either they're a bit dumbed-down (so little ones "get it), they are a bit too snarky (because some people think parents want their kids mouthing off), or they are just to fast-action for even the most hyper kid to follow. Thank goodness, I'm not about to review one of these movies.
What I'm excited to tell you about is the first movie to hit our home entertainment schedule in months that:
A. My husband and I enjoyed watching with our kids
B. The kids have asked for time and time again
C. I couldn't find a single thing wrong with... and there were more redeeming values than in most movies for kids.
The Tale of Despereaux is a little difficult to spell, but it's an easy way to connect with kids over animated mice, rats, princesses, and life lessons. It's a tragic tale turned triumphant, and one that will introduce and reinforce some important messages for kids. Truth, nobility, honor, and forgiveness are all explored and presented in a way that is responsible (not too heavy for kids) but not watered-down, either.
You'll laugh, you'll gulp, and you'll never look at a rat the same way again. (You may also find yourself thinking that the infant Desepereaux looks more than a human baby than a mouse -- it's the huge eyes, I think.) You'll also find Susan Sarandon to be the perfect narrator for this heartfelt story... it's amazing!
The Tale of Despereaux is out on DVD on April 7th!
Wanna win? We have a copy of this 5-star flick to give to one lucky Lille Punkin' Reader. Just visit one of these links on YouTube to get a "feel" for the flick.
Then comment here with why you think you'll love it, too (and we'd love to hear which clip you watched.. although watching a clip isn't mandatory to win). We'll randomly pick one qualified winner to get the movie for their own family! You have until Thursday, April 2nd at 5pm CST to get your entries in. Giveaway is subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck!