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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Snowman Movie

I received an email yesterday asking some homeschooling families to preview a new movie coming out in theaters Oct 21.  The movie is called Snowman.  This morning my son and I sat down to start watching the movie.  Within the first 10 minutes Robby was on the edge of his seat, watch the movie with eager eyes.  Every moment of the movie kept his attention.  Later he watched it again, and watched the end three times on it's own.  The story was a simple innocent story of childhood events.   Later in the day I let my 10 year old foster son watch the movie also, and he was hooked the whole way through.  I would recommend this movie for all families.  It is truly a good, family orientated wholesome movie that will make you laugh, cry, smile, and sigh.  

"SNOWMEN is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records® title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that - while fame may be fleeting - true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (Last Song), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs), Bobb’e J. Thompson (Role Models), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future)."

After Robby saw the movie he said, this is from a true story isn't it....

"Snowmen is a true story, but all the facts have been changed.
The finished film, which celebrates what matters most in life, began as the most depressing script ever. The first draft, written a decade ago, read like a tragic memoir of growing up on the Canadian prairies. Childhood highlights included my father’s battle with leukemia and the loss of our Jamaican neighbors’ son, Howard.
That grim story seemed like an injustice. I realized those childhood tragedies drew my family and community closer together, and I was inspired to ask profound questions about my purpose in life. I think many children and adults struggle with wanting to matter, and I wanted to make a movie for them that reflected the hope I found as a child.
I rewrote the script.
This time, I wanted to show the innate ability of children to find joy in all circumstances. I considered the people and events that most inspired me, then rearranged, combined, and tweaked those memories to guarantee a happy ending. Events are presented as they seemed to me as a child: dangers exaggerated, victories sweeter, and adventures amplified.
And yet, despite all these radical feels exactly the way I remember."



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