In keeping with our tradition to do something childlike on our anniversary, Jason and I celebrated eight years of “Mr. and Mrs.” last night by going to see the playful movie Son of Rambow. Reviews have said… “It makes you feel like a kid again.” “One-of-a-kind… an endearingly wacky look at boyhood and aspiring moviemakers. I really like this film.”
I have to agree! This movie brought me into the reality of childhood from the perspective of two imaginative young boys. I felt like I was walking (and running) right alongside them on their journey. It reminded me of the power of a young minds to create something out of nothing. It inspired me to want to grab my friends by the arm and tackle an adventure, like no other, together. It was a real treat! Very childlike!
It seems like there are lots of childlike options at the box office right now… and in the next few weeks. Another movie I am itching to see is Young @ Heart. It’s a documentary featuring the Young @ Heart Chorus, a vocal group from Northampton, MA, who have earned an international reputation for their unique interpretations of well-known rock & roll tunes by bands such as Coldplay, Sonic Youth, the Ramones, and the Clash. Here’s the kicker, though… the group is comprised of 22 senior citizens whose average age is 80! The movie is a look into their experience rehearsing for their annual concert in Northhampton. It shares the background of several members and their efforts to stay active and think positive, even as their friends succumb to old age. If this isn’t a movie about Escaping Adulthood, I don’t know what is! I’m so there!
Check out the trailer…
The trailer alone gives me chills!! I LOVE their rendition of Fix You by Coldplay!
There are just so many good choices that will invite your inner child out to play….Indiana Jones and the Kingdom or the Crystal Skull, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Speed Racer… then of course there’s two Jason is dying to see-The Dark Knight and The Incredible Hulk (hopefully better than the last one.).
Which childlike movie are you looking forward to seeing soon?
Awesome, awesome, awesome! If I wasn’t already in full-drive for some movie fun, this would get me ready. Summer is always full of kid-friendly movies, and this year’s crop is no different.
A special thank-you for pointing out the two previously unknown movies – Son of Rambow and Young at Heart. Those two are definitely on my must-see list.
And did you forget to add – Kung Fu Panda!!!! And the new animated Star Wars “Clone Wars” film looks great too. :0)
Woohoo!! Happy Anniversary :)
I’ve seen Prince Caspian and Iron Man already. Am excited for Indy Jones tomorrow!! Woot!!
Can’t wait to see Young at Heart! I saw them on one of those early morning shows and said to myself, “When I’m that age, that’s what I want to do!” I think they are such a huge inspiration and I only wish more people that age would see that they still have so much to give to others. Great stuff! Great people!
Thanks for the trailer, can’t wait to see that. Speed Racer rocks! I almost peed my pants I was so excited, I kept jumping up & down in my seat & squealing. I think I embarrassed my kids to death.