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Family Movie Night & Review – Boss Baby

 

Watching your children grow up is a blessing… it’s also kind of sad. It’s hard as a parent to watch your children spreading their wings and preparing to “fly” off on their own. That is why I truly appreciate that I can still get our kids to enjoy a family movie night together.

Family Movie Night is something we have done since my kids were little. We try and do it at least 1-2 times a month. Usually it’s a Friday or Saturday night, but sometimes we have to move it to another day of the week, especially now that both of my kids have job and social lives.

We just enjoyed a family movie night together watching the animated film Boss Baby. The film is currently available on digital download (iTunes). On July 25, 2017 the film will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

I received a Target gift card to pick up some snacks for my family to enjoy while watching the film. I guess there was a rush on popcorn because there  wasn’t much to choose from (we ended up making our own with kernels in brown paper bags). We did enjoy some chip, soda, unsweetened ice tea and we baked some chocolate chip cookies (aka – “closer cookies”).

These chips were so good!

While we were shopping at Target I came across not one, not two but THREE Boss Baby toys.

I love the doll in the diaper. How adorable is he? I should have bought him while I was there.

Boss Baby stars the voice talents of Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi, Tobey McGuire and Miles Christopher Bakshi as Tim.

I received a free digital copy of the film to enjoy with my family along with some fun goodies, compliments of the movie studio.

I received an adorable briefcase (box), just like the one Boss Baby carries in the movie. Inside the box we found some journals, pens, magnifying glasses and a schedule that we can attach to our fridge.

The notebooks with attached pens are really nice. My kids each grabbed one. I’m not sure what my son is using it for but my daughter is using it to keep track of the hours she’s working this summer (she has two jobs).

I thought it would be fun to drink from baby bottles during the film, but my family thought that was a really weird thing to do. Sigh… they have no sense of humor.

I picked up some bottles, blocks, a pacifier and a cute “I’m the Boss” bib from our local dollar store.

My most favorite goodies that I received were not one, but TWO Boss Baby Funko Pop figures – one in a diaper, the other in a suit. I happen to collect Funko Pops. I was super excited to add these to my growing collection. I didn’t even know they had Funko Pops for this film.

Movies are so much fun when you have cool goodies like this to enjoy while watching the film. A special thank you to the studio for sending these to me and my family.

The Boss Baby is about an adorable baby who doesn’t seem to fit the mold like other babies. For that reason he is not sent to live with a family. Instead he’s made to work in Baby Corp’s management program.

Back on Earth we learn about Tim. Tim lives with his mom and dad. They are a happy trio. Tim loves that his parents put him to bed every night with some books, hugs and a special song.

Tim also have a vivid imagination.

One day a taxi cab pulls up to Tim’s house. Out steps the Boss Baby, complete with a suit, tie and briefcase.

The Boss Baby has come to live with Tim and his parents… but why? They were not expecting a baby and Tim certainly doesn’t want to share his parent’s affection with a peculiar, suit wearing baby. Something is not right with the newest family member.

Tim doesn’t trust his new baby brother. His suspicions were correct – there is something different about the baby. Tim’s new brother not only talks, but he’s on a secret mission to protect Baby Corp. He needs to infiltrate Tim’s parent’s place of business, Puppy Co., to stop a secret project that jeopardizes Baby Corp and the future of babies around the world.

Tim agrees to help the Boss Baby with his mission, on the condition that when all is said and done that he’ll leave and never to return. Tim wants his family unit back to the way it was before Boss Baby showed up.

Will Boss Baby and Tim succeed with their secret mission? What top secret product is Puppy Co. hiding? To find out you need to pick up, or download, a copy of Boss Baby. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

Cute! Cute! Cute! This is a super cute movie. My whole family loved it, including my hart to impress kids.

The characters are adorable and it’s easy to get “hooked” on them, most especially Boss Baby.

The film is filled with a lot of humor. I personally found myself laughing a lot, most especially to the baby related things.

There is humor for both adults and for children (kids will probably find the baby power fart funny).

This isn’t just a silly movie. There is a really good plot in this film. It kept us entertained and interested throughout the whole film. Even the bonus features are fun to watch (check out the training video for Baby Corp).

If you are into having family movie night like my family is, and you are looking for a family friendly film both young and old can enjoy together, pick up a copy of Boss Baby.

Fore more information about the film you can visit the official webpage.You can also check out the film and Dreamworks Animation on social media – Facebook, Twitter (Dreamworks Animation) and Instagram (Dreamworks Animation). You can also check out the hashtags #BossBaby #BossBabyHE and #BossBabyMovieNight to see what others have to say about the film.

I also have a cute Boss Baby coloring page you can print out and enjoy with your family. Simply click on this link – Boss Baby Coloring Page.

Below is the THEATRICAL trailer of the film for your enjoyment. It’s now available for home viewing.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free digital code to review the film as well as branded products and a Target gift card for snacks. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Movie Review: Buster’s Mal Heart

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the psychological drama Buster’s Mal Heart. 

The film stars Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and DJ Qualls. The other actors in this film are lesser known.

This is one of those films that leave you scratching your head trying to figure out what you just saw. I watch the film the other day and I’m still trying to digest it all and make sense of it.

Malek stars as Jonah and Buster (same person). Jonah is a hard working family man. He works as a concierge at a hotel. He’s stuck doing the overnight shift which means he doesn’t get to spend as much time as he wants with his wife and young daughter.

Jonah and his family currently live with his in-laws because they don’t have much money and they are saving to buy land in the mountains where they can be as self sufficient as possible. Jonah would even love to stop working all together and live off the land with his family.

Jonah seems to be stuck in his life. He hates working the overnight shift. He hates living with his in-laws. But he feels like he has no choice. This is his life… or is it?

Enter a stranger (Qualls) who shows up at the hotel one night. The stranger doesn’t give a name. He also doesn’t have any identification, credit card… nothing.

At first Jonah was put off by the stranger, especially when he started to snot cocaine in front of him. But after talking with him a bit he became intrigued by what the stranger had to say. The stranger talked about what was to become of the world in the year 2000 (the film was set in 1999). The stranger goes on and on about an impending “inversion” that will happen, and how Jonah needs to be prepared. He also talks about there being a “bug in the system” and other crazy conspiracies.

During this time viewers get to learn about Jonah and his life, we also see Jonah as Buster. Buster is a “wild man” who lives in the mountains. He takes refuge in vacant vacation homes. He survive by raiding the homes for whatever food he can find and taking full advantage of comfortable beds, exercise equipment and huge soaking tubs.

Buster is wanted by the law so he is always on the run.

Whenever he can Buster calls into radio stations and rants about the pending inversion.

We also get to see Jonah as a no-named character adrift on a boat by himself in the middle of the ocean, surviving only on frogs (how he got frogs out of the ocean I’ll never know).

The question remains, who is the real character? We know Buster is really Jonah, or is he really the person on the boat? Is this all some part of a psychotic meltdown or is Jonah having one heck of a trippy dream? To find out you need to get a copy of Buster’s Mal Heart. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

You can also learn more about the film at the official website, BustersMalHeart.com.

Trippy… this film is totally trippy. I was totally lost with how the film jump around between Jonah’s personas.

I think many people can relate to Jonah. How many people don’t feel like they are trapped on a “hamster wheel” just going through the same motions every day – wake up, go to work, pay bills, go to bed, wake up and start it all over again. Toss in added stresses like a job you don’t like and meddling in-laws and you have all the ingredients for a nervous breakdown.

Malek was the PERFECT actor to play this role. He has those great big eyes that express the fear and panic in his situation. The blank stares he gave sent chills up my spine.

There is a lot of beautiful scenery in this film and the excellent cinematography. The film makers would often focus on the most unusual things to help emphasize Jonah’s situation.

I have to admit that I am still very confused about the film. Like I said it bounced around a lot. Just when I thought I “got it,” something would happen to leave me scratching my head all over again.

I enjoyed the film. It kept my interest (because I was hoping to figure it all out by the end). My husband was not a fan of it, but to each his own.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Movie Review: Devil’s Domain

 

Now available on Blu-ray and DVD is the horror flick Devil’s Domain.

The film stars Michael Madsen, Sticky Fingers (yes, that is the person’s name), Fred Rose and Rene Nezhola. The soundtrack features music by Iggy Pop, DMX, The Onyx, and more.

Whenever I am pitched a horror movie I always ask to do a review. I am a big fan of the horror genre. Sadly, they simply don’t make great horror movies anymore – ones that truly make you jump out of your seat and sleep with the lights on. I did review a great horror film a few months ago, but this post is about Devil’s Domain.

I knew from watching that trailer that this was going to be more of a teen type of movie – the type of film teens watch when having a sleepover with their friends.

I am a die hard fan of the genre, so I wasn’t expecting to have the film “knock my socks off.” I was simply looking for something to entertain me.

Devil’s Domain is the story about a teen girl named Lisa. Lisa has “issues” including bulimia (binge eating then throwing it all up), cutting herself and confused about her sexuality. In fact, she loses her best friend when she mistakes something she said and attempts to kiss her.

The kids at school tease Lisa. She is bullied online and in person. There is a particular group of students that torment her the most.

Enter Destiny. A mysterious sexy stranger donning a tight red dress that offers to help Lisa get back at her tormentors. Lisa agrees, not knowing what Destiny has in store for all of them.

It turns out that Destiny is the devil in disguise, and if Hollywood has taught us anything, NEVER make a deal with the devil.

One by one Lisa’s tormentors meet with a gruesome demise. Lisa had no idea that Destiny would take it to such extremes, and Lisa is powerless to stop her.

What will become of Lisa now that she ha made a deal with the devil? Will anyone survive? To find out you need to pick up, or download Devil’s Domain. Look for it where ever movies are sold. You can also order online at the MVD Shop or on Amazon.

Meh… the movie was alright. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much from it. It’s a typical, silly horror film geared more towards teens. There is a lot of sexual references and plenty of over-the-top gore.

Seriously… at one point did film makers decide that they only way to make a horror movie is to be overly gory and/or rely on scantily clad teens obsessed with sex? Sigh…

The movie was OK. I was able to sit through it, although I did try not to laugh a few times because it was comical than it was scary. It’s not something I would watch again. It wasn’t my “cup of tea.” Even my husband got bored with it about half way through and ended up going on his laptop, only occasionally looking up to see what was happening on the screen.

I know that bullying is a horrible thing. I have been bullied myself. However the gruesome “pay back” for Lisa’s tormentors really pushed the envelop.

The ending of the film was NOT what I expected either. I don’t want to give it away, but I honestly thought it would end differently (in a more positive note).

I wish I could have given this film a better review. I guess I was expecting the film to be a bit different than it was. It just goes to show that sometimes movie studios put the best parts of a film in a trailer as a way of luring people into seeing it. I think that was the case here.

Please keep in mind that this is just ONE person’s opinion on the film. Other people might love it. It’s up to YOU to determine whether or not you are interested in seeing it. Like my mom always said, “One man’s meat is another man’ poison.”

Here is the trailer for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

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Smufts: The Lost Village, now available for home viewing and something special from Entenmann’s Little Bites

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD is the newest addition to the Smufs movie franchise – Smufs: The Lost Village. 

The animated feature film includes the voice talents of Demi Lovato, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Julia Roberts, Ellie Kemper, Ariel Winter, Meghan Trainor, Jeff Dunham and Gabriel Inlesias, so name a few. Even film director, screenwriter, voice actor, published children’s book author/illustrator, and non-fiction author Kelly Asbury lends his voice in this film. I met Kelly when he directed Gnomeo & Juliet.

This is a very impressive list of Hollywood A-Listers. It looks like there are a lot of Smurfs fans.

The previous Smurfs movies have been a combination of CGI and live action. In this new film it’s entirely animated (no live action characters). To be honest, I prefer the Smurfs to be fully animated. That is how I grew up watching them.

If yo are a fan of the Smurfs you know that Smurfette is not really a smurf. She was created by the evil Gargamel out of a clump of clay to help him capture the smurfs magical powers. It was Papa Smurf that turned Smurfette into a real live smurf.

Smurfette doesn’t like being the only female smurf. She wishes there were more like her.

One day Smurfette sees what she believes to be another smurf living outside of the walls of the Smurf Village. Curious, Smurfette goes to investigate. She finds an interesting hat that looks similar to a smurf hat. She is also captured by Gargamel. Gargamel also takes the hat from Smurfette. He knows that the hat could mean another group of smurfs, and he wants to capture them if he can find them.

Thankfully her friends Hefty, Brainy, and Clumsy are able to free her and they escape back to their village.

Papa Smurf is upset with all of them for leaving the safety of their village. Undeterred, Smurfette heads out to find the other Smurf village, bringing Hefty, Brainy and Clumsy with her. They are not alone on their quest. Gargamel is hot on their trail.

When Papa Smurf finds out the group had left to locate the mysterious village, he set out along with a few other Smurfs to find them. Along the way they are captured by a new group of Smurfs, who happen to be all female, and taken back to their village, Smurfy Grove. It looks like Smurfette was right all along – there were other smurfs outside of their village.

Meanwhile, Smurfette, Hefty, Brainy and Clumsy are unaware the Papa Smurf and the others are in the village they are searching for. They also don’t realize that Gargamel is right behind them, ready to capture all the smurfs he can for his evil doings.

Will Smurfette and her group be able to find Papa Smurf and Smurfy Grove before Gargamel does? How will Smurfette react to seeing other female Smurfs? To find out you need to pick up, or download, a copy of Smurfs: The Lost Village. Please visit www.SmurfsMovie.com for more information.

You can also find Smurfs on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

As I mentioned earlier in this post, I prefer an all animated version of the Smurfs. I liked this film a lot more than it’s predecessors.  Although this film is geared more towards children, as an adult, I still enjoyed it. Sometimes you just want to watch a fun film where you don’t have to think about things (nothing too “deep”). This is one of those films. It’s just a fun movie. Even my hard to impress teenage son thought it was “cute.”

The film is a bit corny when it comes to the humor, but it was meant for children more so than adult. None the less I didn’t find the film too silly.

There was enough action going on, as well as an interesting story line, to keep our interest the entire time. I don’t feel like there was any slow times. The film went along at a great pace.

I also enjoyed Meghan Trainor’s song for the film, “I’m a Lady.” It’s very “catchy.”

The animation in this film is beautifully done. It’s very colorful and really brings the Smurfs to life.

There are a lot of bonus features that come with this film, almost too many to mention. My personal favorites are learning to draw the various smurfs (the artist makes it look so easy but mine didn’t turn out any where near the original), Meghan Trainor’s music video “I”m a Lady,” and the featurette about the making of the film.

I love that the Smurfs are being brought to a whole new generation. I love seeing Smurf related merchandise in stores. In fact, Entenmann’s Little Bites have specially marked packages of Blueberry Muffins featuring the adorable little blue characters.

The moist and yummy muffins are made with real blueberries and contain NO high fructose corn syrup. They are also certified Kosher. Each individual package of mini-muffins is only 180 calories.

I LOVE blueberry muffins. They are my favorite kind of muffins. I enjoy picking one up at a treat whenever I go to the bakery. The Little Bites Blueberry Muffins don’t disappoint. They are very flavorful. In fact, I am tempted to open up more than one package of them (they are THAT good).

Entenmann’s Little Bites did provided you with coupons for Little Bites as well as a gift card to purchase more products so that I could provide my readers with my thoughts about the product. To be honest, my family enjoys Entenmann’s Little Bites regularly. They are a staple in our pantry. My kids love them, my husband loves them and I love them. They are an enjoyable, go-to snack.

I love that they are individually packaged because I could easily eat a dozen of these delicious little muffins. Their packing also makes them great for on-the-go snacking or as a sweet treat you can toss in your lunch bag.

As a fun added bonus, from now through August 8, 2017, with the purchase of any three five-count Entenmann’s Little Bites packages including Smurf Blueberry Muffins, you will have the opportunity to receive a FREE Smurfs draw-string bag.

In addition, the mail-in redemption will also enter consumers in a sweepstakes for the chance to win a family cruise with Costa Cruises. Oh! That sounds WONDERFUL! I would love to win a family cruise. It’s on my “Bucket List” to go on a cruise.

If you would like to get the inside scoop on all things about Little Bites snacks before everyone else does, including new products, contests, giveaways, getaways, videos, recipes and freebies, visit www.LittleBites.com. 

You can also check out Entenmann’s Little Bites on social media – FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

You can find Entenmann’s Little Bites at many retail locations across the country. Other varieties are available, including seasonal favorites.

Did you see Smufs: The Lost Village? If so, what did you think about it?

Are you a fan of Little Bites? What is your favorite variety (I love their seasonal pumpkin flavor).

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy of the film to review. There was no compensation from the studio. I also received free product coupons and a gift card from Entenmann’s Little Bites to pick up the product to review. There was no other compensation. The opinion expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Movie Review: The Fate of the Furious

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Digital HD is the heart pounding, high octane sequel in the popular Fast and the Furious franchise – The Fate of the Furious.

All of the cast regulars are back in the latest installment including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris – as well as Kurt Russel and Nathalie Emmanuel. Joining them this time around are Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Luke Evans and Helen Mirren.

Life is wonderful for Dom and Letty. They are enjoying time in Cuba – a colorful and laid back tropical paradise. The rest of the gang are off doing their own thing and Brian (the late Paul Walker) and Mia are enjoying life as a family. They are not seen in the film but they are referenced in it.

One afternoon Dom encounters a beautiful stranger – except she’s no stranger. Dom appears to know who she is, but as a viewer, we are not sure exactly who she is or how he knows her. We do learn that she has something that Dom wants and that he’s willing to do what it takes to get it.

The encounter is not shared with Letty or any of his crew.

One one of the crew’s missions to retrieve an EMP device from a military outpost in Berlin for Agent Hobbs (Russel), Dom steals the device and takes off with it, his reasons unbeknownst to his crew – even Letty.

Suddenly Dom has gone rouge, and no one knows why.

The crew learns that Dom is now working with the international cyber-terrorist Cipher (Theron). She is holding on to something very special that belongs to Dom. In order to protect it, Dom must do EVERYTHING Cipher wants, even if it means going against his crew and Letty.

The crew have no idea why Dom is working with Cipher, but they know it’s not his will do work with the criminal mastermind. They feel like if they can get to Dom they can find out what she has on him and help him out. The only problem is it’s Dom Toretto, and if he doesn’t want you to catch him, you won’t be able to.

Go along for the ride with the crew as they chase Dom across the globe and tackle things like high tech planes and submarines fitted with nuclear warheads.

Will the crew be able to catch up to Dom before it’s too late? What does Cipher have that Dom desperately wants? To find out you need to pick up a copy of The Fate of the Furious. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

When I say “high octane” I do mean HIGH OCTANE. This film is one action packed scene after the next. I would expect nothing less from this franchise.

Some of the action sequences are totally far fetched, but, it’s not “realistic” action scene that you expect or even want to view for that matter. You want to see things that are mind blowing. This film does not disappoint. There are so many scenes that are so jam packed with action that you’ll want to hit the rewind button and watch them all over again.

I’m loving how the franchise was able to move on without Paul Walker.

Even though this is an action-drama film, there are elements of humor sprinkled throughout. I appreciate those little comedic nuggets.

The “item” that Cipher is holding of Dom’s was a bit of a surprise to me. Let’s just say I really wonder how the character Letty reacted to it when she found out. That was a bit of a “curve ball” to say the least.

This is a great, action packed film. I enjoyed it just as much as the other Fast and the Furious films. I can’t imagine what the next film could possibly be about.

There are bonus features with the film that are definitely worth checking out.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray:

  • The Cuban Spirit – As the first major studio motion picture to shoot in Cuba in decades, the country’s effusive spirit permeates the making of the film.
  • In the Family – In The Fate of the Furious, family ties are put to the ultimate test. Get an inside look at the family divide.
  • Car Culture – It’s time to put yourself in the driver’s seat of the supercharged vehicles showcased in The Fate of the Furious.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray and DVD:

  • All About the Stunts – Go behind the scenes to witness how The Fate of the Furious accomplished the most epic stunts in franchise history.
  • Extended Fight Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director F. Gary Gray

The Fate of the Furious will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

I love the featurette about filming in Cuba. I never knew that it was such a beautiful, colorful, lively country and culture. After watching the featurette I want to plan a trip to Cuba! It’s gorgeous there.

The other featurette, All About the Stunts, is very interesting. It’s amazing how they put all these stunts together (and that no one gets hurt!). It’s mind-blowing!

You also have to love the cars used in this film (you should see all the cars filmed around Cuba). I would LOVE to drive one of those cars.

Have you seen The Fate of the Furious? If so, what did you think of the film?

Below is the theatrical trailer for your enjoyment. It’s now available for home viewing.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The onions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

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Movie Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife

 

Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the historic drama The Zookeeper’s Wife.

The film stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh and Daniel Brühl, to name a few. 

This film is based on a true story from diaries written by Jessican Chastain’s character, Antonia Żabiński.

Dr. Jan Żabiński (Heldenbergh) and his wife, Antonina (Chastain) own a zoo in Warsaw, Poland. They live on the zoo grounds with their son.

Life seems idyllic at the zoo. The Żabiński have a lot of friends and are well liked in their community. Jan and Antonia also have a genuine interest in the well being of the animals in their care. Antonia especially has a connection to the animals. Even the fieriest of beast is not afraid of her or will attack her. She’s like an “animal whisperer.”

One day Antonia and her son Ryszard were nearly killed when the Germans launched and air attack on Warsaw. The bombs killed many of the animals at the zoo and freed many others (who were later caught and returned to the zoo).

Dr. Lutz Heck (Brühl), head of the Berlin Zoo and “Hitler’s zoologist” offers to take the best animals that still remained at the Warsaw Zoo and bring them to Berlin where they will be safe. Reluctantly Antonia agrees (much to the dismay of her husband). As it turns out, Dr. Heck has other plans for these animals.

The Żabiński family remain at the zoo. The are safe for the most part, but many of their friends have been forced to flee or have been captured and forced to live Jewish Ghettos.

One of their best friends risks being sent to the Ghetto, so Antonia offers to let her hide out in her home – in hopes that the Nazis don’t find her.

Helping out one person was not enough. Soon the family take in more people from the Ghetto, hiding them away in the zoo. Some are able to be transported to safety but others end up living in the zoo for months, even years.

Will their secret be revealed? If the Nazis find out they are hiding Jewish people, what will happen to them? Will the Warsaw Zoo ever return to the wonderful place it once was? To find out you need to pick up (or download) The Zookeeper’s Wife. Look for it where ever movies are sold.

I didn’t know much about this movie before I watched it. I had seen trailers on television for it and it looked interesting. When I was offered a screener copy to review I jumped on the opportunity.

Here is a trailer for your enjoyment. This is the theatrical trailer. The film is now available for home viewing.

 

See what I mean? It looks good.That is because it IS a good movie.

The film is rated PG-13. There is brief nudity and assumed rape. I think the bombing and some cruel things that are done to the animals make this a film not suitable for young children.

Over all I really enjoyed the film. It kept me interested from start to finish. Normally I am not a fan of war time films, or historical films, but this one caught my interest. I think a lot of it had to do with me being a big animal lover and always dreaming of having my own farm, zoo or animal rescue place.

Jessica Chastain was wonderful as her role of Antonia. Her accent was spot on too. The filmmakers did an excellent job casting her in this role.

The film tugged at my heart strings too. I felt so bad for not only the innocent animals at the zoo, but also the innocent men, women and children who were forced out of Poland and murdered. That is such an injustice to human kind and I hope and pray something like that NEVER happens again – ever.

I’m surprised that I have never heard of this family until now. They courageously saved the lives of about 300+ people. That is amazing. We should have read about them in history books and learned about this family in school. They risked everything – including their lives – to save the lives of so many people.

There are some bonus features worth checking out too.

Deleted Scenes

The Making of The Zookeeper’s Wife – Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss the challenges they encountered in making the film, including recreating the Warsaw Zoo; working with the animals; and doing justice to such an important story.

The Żabiński Family – A closer look at the selfless family at the center of The Zookeeper’s Wife, including interviews with Teresa Żabińska and Ryszard Żabiński, the real-life children of Antonina and Jan.

I found the bonus features not only interesting, but they also gave you a better insight to the real life family and how they were able to work with the real live animals in the film. I would recommend you taking the time to watch the bonus features for this film.

You can learn more about the film on it’s official website, www.TheZookeepersWifeFilm.com. You can also check out the film on social media:

  • Facebook: /TheZookeepersWife
  • Twitter: @Zookeepers
  • Instagram: @TheZookeepersWife
  • Hashtag: #TheZookeepersWife

Have you seen this film? Do you have an interest in seeing The Zookeeper’s Wife? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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