Every week we have enforced family film watching time. Its partly to try and have a couple of hours down time, partly to be able to share our love of film with our kids, partly to have a tradition we hopefully will continue in the future. We take turns to pick. The participants are currently 39, 37, 6 and 4.
Back to the Future
Oh wow. We are in epic, amazing film territory here. Share one of the best films ever with your kids too, but be aware you will also teach them to say ‘son of a bitch!’, ‘bastard!’ and ‘shit!’ (potentially worth it to get out of having to watch another Pokemon film this week).
OMG repeat to self: PG films from the 80s have bad language in them. PG films from the 80s have bad language in them. PG films from the 80s have really bad language in them.
You’ll also have to explain what Libyans are, why they might want plutonium, and also wtf incest is.
Despite all that minor stuff, this is STILL ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER and everyone, obviously, loved it. Success! Although my husband seems to have adopted a Marty McFly checked shirt, life preserver combo since we viewed this last week. Hmm.
The Little Mermaid
A 16 year old mermaid is willing to give up her friends and family for a chance with a man she’s glimpsed once. Adventure happens, then she is sent off , in human form, to marry him in the end. Still, for an oldish Disney film, it’s alright.
Surprisingly, my children found Ursula a bit more frightening than any of Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events. Weird.
Now while l was googling for Little Mermaid pictures, I found this. The Northern Ballet’s version of the Little Mermaid. Looks amazing! Just wish it was touring a little nearer to where I live.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
I had serious misgivings about this choice from my husband. It looks blinkin’ scary! It was all alright in the end though. Every one liked this film, especially the baby that bites things.
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
I love this so much. There’s plenty of jokes for the grown ups and loads of fun for the kids too. Wallace and Gromit can do no wrong.
And don’t forget the super cute bunnies!