Friday, March 2, 2012

"Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life" DVD Review...

About Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

  • Based on the beloved children’s novel by Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is a family-friendly adventure film starring Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award® winner Joe Pantoliano.
  • Beginning March 6, 2012, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life will be available on DVD, on demand and in digital release.
  • In the movie, 12-year-old Jeremy Fink receives a mysterious wooden box with the words “The Meaning of Life – for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13 birthday.”  The box has four locks, but the keys are lost.  In order to find out what secrets lie within the box, it’s up to Jeremy and his best friend Lizzy to search high and low throughout Manhattan for clues to the keys.
  • The adventure takes them from flea markets to science museums, and the duo meet an assortment of wacky and interesting characters along the way.  Each encounter unlocks a clue, bringing them closer to finding out just what’s in the box – and ultimately the greatest secret of them all! 
  • The DVD is loaded with special features, including cast interviews, deleted scenes, bloopers, a limited edition embossed o-card with glitter spotting, and a downloadable audio reading by author Wendy Mass of the book’s first chapter.
  • The film is rated PG with a run time of 88 minutes.  The suggested retail price for the DVD is $29.99.

What we thought:  This is a touching and heartwarming tale of an almost 13 year old boy's journey to find the meaning of life according to his father 5 years after his father passes away.  This movie is great for the whole family to watch together and may help kids understand what happens after the loss of a loved one and  how to keep on living.  The lessons this movie teaches are great life lessons that will appeal to all ages.  The movie is generally lighthearted and funny and at times even magical:)  We really enjoyed our family movie night watching this DVD.  ABCD Diaries gives Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life an A!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a DVD for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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