Feel Good Movie Recommends


This weekend, we’re making a point of spending some time together as a family.  And also, we’re making a point of having some fun together.  Part of that fun has been watching fun movies, and of course, I’m attempting to finally get some crochet done too.  It’s been weeks, so I’m starving.

We’ve enjoyed some really great, family, fun movies recently with the kids, so I thought I’d share with you.

The first recommend is the
Disney back story called Maleficent

While the critics were not all that nice about it, our family really enjoyed this enchanting movie.  The music and cinematography were well done.  Angelina Jolie’s performance was impeccable.  And let’s put it this way: I was all set to get some crochet done during this movie  – and got no further than two stitches.  There are many nuances that you don’t want to miss.

Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the viewpoint of the “villain.”  It sets out to answer the questions behind the story.  Why does Maleficent, a fairy, not have wings?  Why is she so angry that she’s willing to curse a baby?  Who does that?  How did she come to be the fearsome creature in the childhood story we know?

It’s beautifully done, with mirth and lessons.

The second movie I recommend
is Pitch Perfect

Especially for any musician who’s performed or competed on stage before, and even more especially for anyone who’s performed in a voice group.  I have done both, and find this movie incredibly hilarious and satisfying as entertainment!

Pitch Perfect combine’s a rebel’s story with that of music geeks, based around college a cappella groups and the competitions they square off in.  If you have a love of the weird and geeky, and a lot of hilarious moments, then really, this is a movie for you.  It’s PG-13, so keep in mind the age of your kids, but overall, this is a really fun, sweet movie.  And the music and performances are a whole lot of fun.

Plus, there’s a much awaited sequel coming out May 2015.

Both of these movies can be enjoyed
over and over again.

I don’t say that lightly.  I’m often bored with movies once I’ve seen them.  But these rank up there in the cult classic range, in different ways, but nonetheless.  Maleficent is a dark, thoughtful re-imagined fantasy, with only a PG rating.  I’d put Pitch Perfect into the So I Married An Axe Murderer category of just flat out fun.

Check them out; tell me what you think!  Y’all enjoy your weekend!

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