Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tale of Despereaux

We had lunch with our tons of fun friends, the Kershes, yesterday and then went to see the Tale of Despereaux. I didn't have any expectations for the movie seeing as the last mouse movie I saw (Ratatouille) was a huge disappointment ~ plus, it hasn't been getting the greatest reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this movie.
It's target audience is a little bit older than some animated films (meaning, the twins played games on my cell phone through most of it). It has a darker feel to some of the movie and has multiple characters and plots. I fell in love with little Despereaux from the moment he came on the screen. He is a little mouse, longing for adventure, committed to honor and decency. The final message of the film is that forgiveness is one of the greatest thing anyone can experience -whether giving or receiving. Like every kids movie I see, it was 20 minutes too long, but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie-going experience.


  1. We really love the book and can't wait for the movie! I am glad you liked it.

  2. I can't wait to see that movie! I'm so glad you liked it! The book was great! Have you read it?

  3. I'm hoping Owen will survive this one for me, even at 3 and a half!