Reviews

 
The Little Prince (2015)
 
 
Dr. Corinne Masur 

 

**** 4 stars out of 5
1 Kleenex Rating

 

IMDB Rating: 7.7

 

Suggested Age Range: 6 – 100
 
This movie is a creative reimaging of the classic Antoine de St. Exupery story. Illustrations from the original and claymation characters close to the illustrations are interwoven with a story about a little girl who is forced into rigid adherence to her mother’s definition of success.  
 
There is much here for both children and adults – adventure, philosophy, political commentary and plain old sentiment. 
 
While there is nothing wrong with children younger than 6 watching this movie, they may not “get” it.  And for all children, a reading of the original story will help prior to watching.
 
 
 
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The Mr. Rogers Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

 

Dr. Corinne Masur

 
***** 5 stars out of 5
***    3 Kleenex rating

 

FOR ADULTS ONLY

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood gets five stars from me – but it’s strictly for adults only.  This movie is not what you think it is and if you haven’t heard much about it yet, I advise you not to try to find out what it’s about – just go and see it!

In this review, I am not about to be the one to spoil it for you, but what I will say is the following: This is a revelation of a movie – it’s filmed in the most imaginative way, combining whimsical images from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood with the most poignant and painful realities of adult life and struggle. Tom Hanks is brilliant as Mr. Rogers but so are ALL of the other cast members. The plot is complex and takes you in directions you would not have expected to go when you entered the theater.  Have your Kleenex ready.

This is not entirely a feel good movie, as it revolves around the emotional complexity of adult relationships. However, in all likelihood it WILL leave you feeling that you’ve seen a really, really good movie.

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