Recently I was contacted to preview and review a new movie. It was one that I had not heard of before but after reading about it and watching the following trailer I was curious. Here is what the press room had to say about the movie.
Snowmen is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. What will be your legacy? What will you build that lasts? Snowmen prompts audiences of all ages to ask these life-defining questions,
while affirming that it's not what you do that matters so much as how you do it.
I believe it is important to help with the grassroots efforts of movies like Snowmen which have the ability to engage, empower and entertain the family -- and which embody family values and teach strength of character.
Snowmen was created by the producers of notable films including The Passion of The Christ, The Ultimate Gift, and Braveheart. The film stars Bobby Coleman (Last Song), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs), Bobb’e J. Thompson (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura Jr.) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
Just tonight we sat down for family movie night and watched it together; my husband, myself, Nate (6yrs), Joe (4yrs) and Christine (1yr). As my husband and I have been going through the American Film Institute's Top 100 Movies list we have become more critical of movies in general. We have begun to take notice of directorial styles and screenplay. Honestly our expectations for Snowmen were not overly high.
We ended up being pleasantly surprised with the quality of Snowmen. My husband said he thought it was much better than its contemporaries. Family films are often stereotypically cheesy both in the script and the acting but this was not. The main character Billy is played by Bobby Coleman a young up and comer. He did a great job and he was supported well by a few seasoned veterans including Ray Liotta. The two of them made a very touching father-son in this powerful story.
I will add that Nate (6yr) is an especially curious boy and this movie inspired a lot of probing questions both during and after the movie. I think I would use your judgement when watching the movie with kids any younger than 6yr old because of the seriousness of some of the themes: bullies, cancer, what happens when we die, etc. I am certain we will be having conversations on these topics for days to come.
All in all we found Snowmen to be a delightful and profound movie that will appeal to a wide range of ages making it ideal for family viewing. You can learn more about Snowmen by visiting www.Snowmenmovie.com.
*I was given a preview of the movie in exchange for my feedback but my opinions are all my own.