We rarely (almost never) go to see movies at the theater. But after reading a really encouraging article about it in World Magazine this week, decided this would be one worth making the effort (and forking out the dough for) to do so. This was L's first time to go to a movie at a theater.
Here is another article about it that touts its praise, as well as the review on the Focus On the Family site that spoke quite highly of it as well. That last one gives away quite a bit, so if you don't like knowing too much ahead of time, don't go there.
Geoff and I really liked it, but to warn you just a bit, in my 9yo words, "I liked it but it was kind of sad." There are a lot of cute and funny parts, and little ones will probably enjoy the colorful scenes, but it is not an entirely light and fluffy movie. Truth and reality are not avoided.
In conclusion, I think that this movie should receive our support for many reasons including its exclusion of inappropriate language and innuendos, as well as it's portrayal of some of life's realities. If you're looking for a movie you can safely take your kids to, this is it. Let me know what you think, too!