Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ugly is the New Beautiful in UGLYDOLLS. See It This Weekend! #UglyDolls

And Sew It Begins This Weekend...

The film stars Kelly Clarkson (American Idol, The Star), Nick Jonas (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Janelle MonĂ¡e (Rio 2, Hidden Figures), and Blake Shelton (Pitch Perfect 2, The Angry Birds Movie).

UGLYDOLLS is an animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most. 

My girls and I are so excited for this movie to release in theaters on Friday.  After seeing the trailer a few weeks at the movies, the girls both turned to me at the end and in unison said, "We have to see this movie!"...and, I couldn't agree more with them.  What I loved about this movie is that while it looks like a silly movie, there really is a powerful message behind it.  The UglyDolls are different and struggle to fit in and be included.  It isn't until the end that they learn what it means to be different, and realize that they don't have to be perfect to be amazing. Also, if others don't see their inner beauty, then it's their loss.  You shouldn't have to change yourself to fit in, and this is what I remind my girls all the time.  If they find themselves struggling to find friends who will accept them for them, I tell them to wait as genuine friends will come along.  

We all have imperfections that make us "us" and unique.  While to us they may leave us feeling insecure or embarrassed to be in front of others, this movie is just a little reminder that these imperfections should be embraced.  It would be dull if everyone is the world was the same, and looked the same.  That is why being unique and having imperfections is a beautiful thing.  I know that for myself, after battling cancer back in 2008, I found myself with life-long side effects from the radiation and chemo I had, as well as had scars from the port that was in my shoulder area, and a hole in my stomach where I had a feeding tube (which kept me alive, as I couldn't eat for 7 months during treatment).  I have to admit, after my cancer treatment, I found myself covering up these scars as I was embarrassed and didn't want people to notice them and ask what they were from.  It was tough to talk about my cancer journey and be reminded about this bump in the road in my life.  But, as time went on, and I met more and more cancer survivors I have found that these scars are our "war wounds" of sorts.  They represent how we beat cancer, and came out on top.  And, now I have two beautiful and healthy girls, who embrace my imperfections.  I don't even mind when my youngest points out my "second belly button" when I am in a bathing suit.  I am now more confident and speak proudly of my cancer journey, as it has helped others get through this difficult journey in their life, and I am here 11 years out of treatment, in remission.  So, imperfections and all, I am beautiful, unique and special, just like the UglyDolls.  

So, if you are looking for a fun family-friendly movie this weekend, why not check out UGLYDOLLS, in theaters starting Friday?  This is one film you will love talking about the positive messages after viewing with your children, and kids will be reminded to embrace their imperfections.

More about this movie:

"In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. The endearingly unique residents of Uglyville occasionally look to the sky above the town, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.

Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.

In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.  UGLYDOLLS releases in theaters this Friday, May, 3rd."

1 comment :

  1. This does look like a cute and fun movie! The animation is terrific.