Wednesday, May 5, 2010
fantastic mr. fox review and giveaway
now that we have viewed it, i would have to say it is a great movie for adults and older children. it definitely has an all-star cast with george clooney, meryl streep, owen wilson and bill murray, to name just a few. the plot is very typical roald dahl: very funny with a dark undertone.
i have to say that i much prefer this for older kids, even older than zoe. some of the themes: stealing, lying to one's spouse, father/son disappointment and reference to cussing seem more appropriate for older kids. i think when zoe is older, i would be much happier about letting her watch it, as long as we followed up with some healthy discussion about consequences and acting wisely.
bill and i really enjoyed watching this ourselves. we laughed out loud many times, but this is one we will be saving for when the kids are older before we view it as a family.
if you are interested in watching this movie yourself, i have three copies available to give away. just leave a comment below telling me your favorite roald dahl book (or another favorite childhood book if you have to!). united states residents only please. i will choose a winner using random.org on may 25th.
i received a copy of this movie for the purpose of the review from 20th century fox home entertainment through bender/helper impact. i have been compensated in no other way for this review.