Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mail Order Monster Now Available on VOD (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

If you have older children, say 10+, then you will want to check out this cute new movie, available as of Tuesday on VOD -- Mail Order Monster.  Just like the name suggests a monster is ordered in the mail.  So, who would want to order a monster?  This movie is about a young girl named Sam, who loses her mother 3 yrs. earlier.  She is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death, as well as deal with bullies at her school.  After being given a comic book, she cuts out the order form on the back and sends it in for her very own Mail Order Monster.  And, when it arrives, it is just what she needs.

This movie is about the unlikely friendship between a monster and a young girl, and how together they take on the bullies at school, and help Sam come to terms with her mother's death, and the idea of a making new memories, without forgetting her mother.

My girls were a little young for this movie, but I watched it and really enjoyed it.  I really liked how they made the movie all about a young girl, as you usually see boys in lead roles of kids movie.  Sam is smart, unique and tenacious, and you can't help but feel for her when you see all that she has to go through with the loss of her mom, as well as the girls bullying her at school.  She hope she catches a break, and when the robot arrives in the mail, can't help but smile thinking this is just what she needs to turn her life around and finally see joy in her life once again.

This is definitely a must see movie for families with older children, who can handle a parent's death and bullying.  It keeps you engaged from start to finish, and is one of those movies you will want to watch time and again.

About this Movie:

"Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy, “Angel”) , Josh Hopkins (“Cougar Town”, "Quantico")  and Madison Horcher (Adventures in Babysitting) star in “Mail Order Monster”, writer-director Paulina Lagudi’s "cool, kid appropriate Frankenstein-esque drama" (Dove),  available for unsealing this November!

After witnessing her mother’s death 3 years ago with her best friend PJ in the car, 12 year old Sam Pepper has never been able to move on. Her reclusive nature and nerd table membership leaves Sam an easy target for bullying. Trauma and puberty cause Sam and PJ to not only grow apart but become rivals.

PJ bullies Sam through ostracizing and humiliating her in front of their classmates. As Sam watches the school laugh at her through the slits of her locker, she realizes she’s had enough. Sam orders the parts to build a “Monster” from a comic book ad, and is finally able to give PJ a taste of her own medicine.

Finally, her life’s changing for the better. When her father, Roy, reveals he proposed to his girlfriend, Sydney Hart, Sam sees just how much her life’s about to change. Unable to face the state of her family, Sam relies on her monster to keep her from getting a new mom.

Written by Paulina Laguidi and Marc Prey. 

Madison Horcher, Jeremy Aubrey and Emma Lyle co-star in a wondrous mesh of E.T and The Iron Giant, on Digital November 6 from Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment. "

Disclosure: I was sent a screener in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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