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Song of the Sea
1.) Description (Editorial Reviews)
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there's a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
2.) Special Features
I sort of fell in love with this movie without expecting to. It was kind of ridiculous I wound up watching the rental so many times to the point that I just bought it when I saw it at the store lol.. I think it's difficult when you only review things you love (or super dislike) - I should probably review more but when you see others making similar comments for or against something it's easy to just let them say it.
For me the movie had so many elements and layers that you don't often find in animated films. The writing was great, I find myself quoting Boov from time to time now. The Boov (purple creature on the cover) had control of everything in the galaxy for the most part and thought that they were right about everything but it took a series of events to help them begin to understand that other beings have feelings and a right to live a good life of their own making as well. Once that became more clear suddenly the truth of the various infringements on the rights of others became more obvious and there was a new willingness to reach out and be vulnerable and correct those wrongs. It was also a feel-good story on ways that when people's lives get turned upside down, they can still find ways to get back to the people/things they care about and make things right. Kids and parents who have been through a lot or who would like to understand others who have, would probably really appreciate it.
1.)As an adult I take the belief that children's movies are just for children as an abomination. I got Home for my three year old to watch, and I'm not going to lie- I wanted to see it as well. I thought he'd approach it as he had a multitude of other movies, with passive aggressive disdain. That wasn't the case at all. From the first scenes, he was enthralled with the colors, music, and characters. He even got invested in the well-being of the cat.
By the end, we were both in love.
2.)on the commercial, I could not stand Jim Parson's voice but in the movie, his stylized English was very entertaining throughout the film. The aliens are sitting but by the end you understand why and there us the most incredibly adorable and unexpected twist. I will say no more. I watched this because I have kids but like Inside Out, Big Hero 6, Up and Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs 2, if I had missed these as an adult, my life would be less rich. These are excellent films. Seriously. I look forward to seeing this one again to just soak up the computer animation details. OMIGOD Rihanna can act and Parsons' delivery was top notch.
I love this movie for so many reasons! Touches on so many topics/lessons for kids and is adorable as well! Initially I thought it might be annoying or for really young kids based on the cover picture, but this isn't the case at all!
Love the lessons on diversity, accepting other cultures vs believing you are superior/smarter, etc, understanding emotions, consequences of mistreating others & being reckless, appreciation of art, power of music and dancing, being unique & different, taking perspective of others, friendship & family, loyalty & sacrifice vs selfishness, bravery, and more.
I also love that the main character is a beautiful black girl with curly hair and possibly hispanic mother? instead of white like so many movies are. I like that media is finally (though slowly) catching up to real culture. This is especially great for the girls I nanny for, who are half white/black and asked why so many Disney movies have girls with light skin and straight/wavy hair instead of darker skin and curly hair like theirs. They already talk about wanting straight hair and how their dolls with lighter skin are prettier, which is heartbreaking. The girl is also in 7th grade, and movie appeals to both younger and older kids, while also being entertaining for adults! :)
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