If you want the short review, consider my kids’ responses. Lexi: Awesome! Emma: I want to see it again!
As a mom, I will tell you that I had a few reservations about the movie. In fact, I nearly walked out halfway due to some serious disrespect from one of the children towards authority figures…BUT. By the end of the movie, the storyline had fixed itself and in fact, given a strong statement to kids about how important obedience to their parents is. They were clear about why it’s important and really, the whole movie is about bad consequences when you fall to peer pressure and don’t obey.
I also appreciated so much the attention to history instead of being all fluff. Rarely can you say you learn something from an animated movie at the theater.
And I didn’t know it until I recognized his voice in the theater, but Mr. Peabody is played by Ty Burrell who plays Phil Dunphy in Modern Family. As you might know, he is HILARIOUS. His dry humor was perfection to play the genius dog. I adored the puns.
Mr. Peabody and Sherman offered many other things to love like time travel, letting kids grow up, the best things about dogs, adoption, anti-bullying and even a great Clinton joke for the grown-ups.
Check out the PluggedIn review for a more in-depth look. The Bennetts are giving this one 5 paws out of 5 for parents and kids alike.
We were given 4 tickets to the screening. All opinions are my own.