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October 18, 2009

Yesterday afternoon I took my wife to see this film. I enjoyed it but she was just bowled over by it. April is very much in touch with her inner child so she could relate to the story. She also has an intense fondness for animals and “cute creatures” like the Wild Things featured.

The film is an absolute delight and I’m in total agreement with this critic’s take on it.

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  1. Anthony Damato permalink
    October 18, 2009 10:28 am

    When we were young, we would have battles with “dirt bombs”, just as in this clip.

    They were clumps of dried mud which would “explode” on impact. We would stuff our pockets with these as “ammunition” and proceed to hurl them at each other for fun.

    These bombs were not really dangerous, but the psychological effect of carpet dirt-bombing the “enemy”, usually the kids from the next block, was devestating.

    This clip reminds me of a German made movie called “The Neverending Story”, from 1984, about a boy who is transported to the fantasy land he is reading about in a magic book. In addition to being a very sucessful movie, it also produced a chart topping song.

    It’s nice to know the motion picture industry can still produce movies about childhod innocence.

  2. Paul Cooper permalink
    October 18, 2009 10:37 am

    Just a heads up though to people with small kids. THis movie isn’t for small kids. We took our 3 (almost 4) year old daughter to it. It was WAY WAY too emotional for her. It’s more for people reflecting on their childhood or older kids-the brooding age. In fact, it about ruined my enjoyment of it, because I was so concerned for her.

    • October 18, 2009 11:10 am

      This is correct. Don’t take a 3 or 4 year old to it.

      • Paul Cooper permalink
        October 18, 2009 2:29 pm

        She loves the book. I should have done some research on the movies first. I can be a dumb dad sometimes.

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