So, we’re on a 2 1/2 week winter break (thank you, SNOW) and looking for things to do close by. Fortunately for us, The Tale of Despereaux started at our island multiplex.
We thoroughly enjoyed this little gem. The Kid, who’s five, was scared a few times, but I kept assuring her that nothing would happen to the main character (basic movietelling 101). Despereaux is a brave little mouse, and SO CUTE. I think he’s my new crush. He’s dashing, earnest, noble, adventurous, and a real gentlemen. And he likes to read. What a guy!
Besides the beautiful, warm look and feel of the animation, I liked the movie’s theme that so many people (or animals) who are mean or angry are really just hurt inside and needing healing of some kind. A great message of compassion for this holiday season.
Also, some characters who made poor decisions turn around to make good choices later in the film. As parents, we like to see that, don’t we?
Afterwards, I realized that the movie lacked any annoying, loud dance scenes or hokey songs. You’ll have no earworm of a song playing in your head after seeing this movie. That alone is worth the price of admission, eh?
This film may just become a classic! Check it out!