Monday, February 7, 2022

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

One of my girls' favorite authors is Kate DiCamillo.  When they started to read on their own years ago, they were both quick to zip through her "Because of Winn Dixie, Flora and Ulysses, The Tale of Despereaux, and The Miraculous Tale of Edward Tulane, to name a few.  

And, most recently they read her book, The Tiger Rising, and saw that it was being turned into a movie, and couldn't wait, as they love reading a book and then comparing/contrasting it with a movie, if available.  This past weekend, I surprised the girls with an advance screening of this movie, as I was sent a screener to view, and it made for the perfect family movie night.  

If you haven't read or seen the movie trailer for The Tiger Rising, here is a brief synopsis of the film, along with the official trailer...

"Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this beloved tale based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. 

When 10-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. 

With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation."


Genres: Family Adventure 

Run time: 102 mins 

Cast: Christian Convery, Madalen Mills, Sam Trammell, Katharine McPhee, Dennis Quaid and Queen Latifah 

Director: Ray Giarratana 

Writer: Ray Giarratana 

Producers: Ray Giarratana, Deborah Giarratana, Ryan Smith 

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Doesn't this look like an amazing movie?  If you are fans of the author and love her books, then you will definitely want to check out this new movie, when it arrives on Digital tomorrow. If you are able to see it in theaters, it is playing in select theaters right now, too! 

My girls and I really enjoyed this movie, and had a wonderful conversation after viewing it about the themes and lessons this movie presents.  From standing up for a friend, to finding coping skills to deal with your pain, sorrow and ups and downs in life (as not everyone handles these the same way), and even learning how to break free from the imaginary cages we put up around us and cage ourselves in, to protect our hearts from hurt, loss and pain, this movie will not only pull at your heartstrings, but also have you thinking about you see the world, and how you handle things in your life, and if there are better ways to go through life so that you don't wallow or live in a world of sadness, not really living your life to the fullest.  This movie really does open great dialogue with your children after viewing, and will have them sharing about how they relate to the characters, or how they would want to help a friend who may be bullied or picked on just because they are different.

During our conversation after the movie, the girls kept bringing up Covid and how this pandemic has changed not only them, but how they view the world and those around them. Everyone was thrown this curve ball and we all had to keep going even though some got sick or saw those they loved get sick and even pass away.  We lost so many people due to Covid, added the need to stay quarantined when exposed or missing out on time together with family and friends (especially around the holidays), and so many other restrictions, that it has taken a toll on everyone both emotionally and physically.  Kids have been asked to mask up in schools, and families had to decide if they would get vaccinated or not. We are coming up on two years living with Covid, and while it looks like numbers are starting to go back down, it looks like Covid will be one of those things like the flu that we will have to deal with going forward.  My girls, like so many other kids (and adults) are itching to finally shed their masks in public and go back to a more normal life.  I keep telling them that soon enough we will be able to, but still have to be careful as people are still getting sick, especially with the new Omicron variant.  They have been brave and strong through the pandemic and by continuing to do so, will finally see a shift in things.  Just this afternoon we saw on thew news how our state is dropping the mask mandate in schools the end of the month.  I told them this is sign that things are slowly getting back to normal, and soon enough, this will just be a distant memory.

While Covid is something that many people want to forget, it has brought with it so many good things.  Families and friends have been spending more time together which has strengthened relationships for the better. Many people have made the shift to remote working, thus allowing them to be able to spend more time with family, or have a less stressful work/home life, as they aren't having a long commute or dealing with workplace stresses.  My husband has been working from home since Covid started and still working remote, and that is something that changed for the better our day to day happenings.  Before it was just the girls and I home homeschooling. But, now we get to have Daddy home with us to have breakfast, lunch and dinner around the table. And, he is even able to take a break mid-morning and goes to the gym with the girls. They love this extra time with Daddy, and I love having this quality time as time isn't standing still and soon enough my girls will be older and off to college, and not wanting to be home with the parents. So, we are cherishing all this extra time together.

I could go on and on about all the ways that Covid has changed things in our lives, many for the better. But, you have lived Covid for almost two years alongside my family, so you know firsthand how it has affected you.  But, I will say, after watching The Tiger Rising the other day with my girls, we found ourselves talking about the themes of the movie and how we are finally being able to break out of our cages (homes) and finally get back out in the world, living a more normal life. We have to remain brave and know that while life will never return to full normalcy, we can't be afraid to live again.  We just have to be cautious and protect ourselves the best we can.  This movie was a great reminder of being courageous, never giving up hope, and taking steps (even if baby steps) to healing and freedom.  

If you are looking for a wonderful family-friendly movie that will delight kids and adults of all ages, I highly recommend you check out The Tiger Rising, based on best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo's book by the same title, when it arrives on Digital tomorrow.  It is already out in theaters, if you are able to see it on the big screen -- it is definitely worth a trip to the theaters if you can go!

I am so excited to be able to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a digital code for The Tiger Rising, so they can enjoy this movie with their family for an upcoming family movie night.  Read on to learn how to enter this fun giveaway. :-)


I am excited to offer a FREE digital code to one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader, to enjoy this movie at home with your family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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

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