THE STRAY | A TRUE STORY
The Stray tells the inspiring true story of a stray dog, “Pluto,” who appears from out of nowhere just in time to save a family that is falling apart. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel. Sometimes help comes in the most unlikely forms. Sometimes prayers are answered in the most unlikely ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything. Written, and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven), the movie releases in select markets nationwide October 6, 2017.
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Who likes a good family/drama movie? I have to admit I usually don't bring my kids to these types of movies but this time as I watched the trailer I knew my daughter would love a good dog movie. With that said I don't think the movie was appropriate for my son. He may be more sensitive than other 6-year-olds. He was on my lap during a few season after the lightning struck and when the bear came. It did provide us the opportunity to talk after the movie. He also did sneak out with dad for a few minutes to use the bathroom.
So overall in my opinion the movie was a good tear jerker. My daughter and I both had tears during the movie. The movie had a powerful story of making sure family is a priority which makes me smile. Our kids grow up too fast and we need to be present for them! I think my daughter was surprised that this story was based on a true story. We actually wondered if the bear scene really happened. Then we were left wondering if Mitch the lead male went to the doctor. Ok, I was left wondering as I really wanted to know more about how the lightning affected him. I know writers have a time deadline on how long movies can be but I'm curious.
Yes, this movie is family friendly and God is definitely centered in their lives. (Just be aware there are a few intense moments so younger eyes and ears may not appreciate that.) I love how this movie shows prayer as a vital part of their lives.
If you are in need of a family-friendly movie night then go watch this... but don't forget the tissues!
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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