We waited to see the Digital 3-D version at our local (1,000 feet from the doorstep) theater. Up, up and away we went to movieland and were not disappointed. Ed Asner voices the principal character and, knowing that, I had to keep from thinking of him as Spencer Tracy in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”
Adults, please bring a tissue or two as you’ll need it. There are poignant moments in this film that parents, grandparents, and even childless baby boomers like us, will love.
Yes, Jim and I go to childrens’ movies. We’ve never missed a Harry Potter, though tend toward the 10 p.m. show. We loved Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, and Jim loved Wall-E. On TV I never miss The Sound of Music, even though we own the DVD.
No Mom, it was raining out, thundering and lightning, when we went to the 2:30 show (I’m convinced she can see me from above). We did not waste a perfectly sunny Saturday afternoon at the movies. And the one we were caught at ten years ago was all sister Lisa’s fault. I said we were going to the beach and she said the mall, at the same instant. Gotcha.
This is a movie I want in our scant library, along with Ratatouille and Enchanted. They’re great movies to have on hand when kids visit. This one is especially good, because it speaks to people of all ages. I’ll paraphrase this: everyone wants to live atop the mountain. It’s how you get there that matters.
That said, we have no home at the moment (in a fully furnished place) so we could sell one car, attach helium balloons to the other, put Dug (scratch that, I mean Zoe, sorry girl) in the back and steer the car somewhere south of Florence, Italy. As long as I don’t have to wear those darned 3-D glasses! Cheers, Dee