Saturday, October 4, 2008

Movie Night

Tonight was movie night. Every couple weeks Devin and I choose a family movie and we all watch it together in the living room. The boys get to eat dinner sitting on the floor and, after dinner, we all eat popcorn together snuggled up on the couch. Tonight we watched Evan Almighty in which Steve Carell plays Evan, a modern-day Noah, who is told by god (excellently played by Morgan Freeman) to build an ark. It is such a great movie. I love that it has a message but it doesn't beat you over the head with it. I love that the family works together to accomplish something big. I love the end when you learn that you don't always have to do big things to change the world (ARK = Acts of Random Kindness). I even love that Noah and Evan and I each have three boys. But most of all I love that there are still movies being made that people of all ages can watch together and enormously enjoy. I don't think anyone even said "butt" in this movie, much less the language you hear in some so-called children's movies. And yet, Devin and I enjoyed it as much as the kids did. Anyway, I highly recommend it, especially for anyone looking for movies to watch with younger kids.

1 comment:

Barb said...

The kids and I really liked that movie too. They can't see Morgan Freeman without thinking of him as God.