Looking for a great family movie? I'm sharing my review of the Peter Rabbit movie!
Thank you to Sony Pictures for hosting us at the premiere AND for the generous gift they gave my students.
Let's talk about the Peter Rabbit movie. If you follow me on social media, then you know I've seen this movie THREE times already (I'd say that leaves me pretty equipped to write a Peter Rabbit review). The more I shared, the more I heard the SAME comment from you guys. “I hope it does the book justice.” And I'm happy to say, this adorable homage to Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter does a great job of respecting the original Peter Rabbit, while appealing to a new generation of Peter Rabbit fans.
Our first time seeing the movie? Lydia and I attended the Peter Rabbit premiere. We had a blast seeing the film along with it's creators, and I loved seeing Lydia's reaction to the story. But my favorite viewing? The special viewings that Sony Pictures set up for my school. They gave over 700 students living below the poverty line the chance to see the movie BEFORE it hit theaters, they sent books in advance so the kids could read the story AND they sent a real Peter Rabbit (in costume) to greet the kids. Talk about creating an amazing way to interact with classic literature, as a teacher? I've never seen them so excited!
A ton of you asked about what it was like to attend the premiere…..so Lydia and I decided to document our experience (note her success on the ring toss, I was pretty impressed!):
A Mom's Review: The Peter Rabbit Movie
The Plot: Peter Rabbit is the latest story surrounding the cheeky hero we all loved as kids. In the film, Peter's feud with the original Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights when more McGregor family is involved. James Corden plays the character of Peter and is accompanied by Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. The Peter Rabbit movie follows the battle over that garden we all love from the original Peter Rabbit book and even integrates cameos from some of our other favorite Beatrix Potter characters.
Who Will Love This Movie: After watching this movie with my own four year old, and then children from ages five to ten PLUS adults…..I can honestly say that it's a GREAT family film. There's silly slapstick comedy and character recognition for the younger kids, great music for the older kids, and some great subtle humor the adults will appreciate (thank GOODNESS, right?). It's a great way to introduce Beatrix Potter's characters and legacy to younger kids, and a fun way to remind those older kids how fun the franchise is. And us adults? Will appreciate that updated version of our childhood favorite.
Peter Rabbit Movie is in theaters everywhere starting February 9th!