I took Peyton to see The Star a few months ago and she loved it. It’s a clever twist on the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of the animals. And kids love it!
It may not be Christmas time but the story is one that will resonate throughout the year. There are many values being expressed throughout the story that should be practiced year round, not just at Christmas.
With Easter right around the corner, The Star would make a great Easter Basket stuffer.
The lead character in The Star is Bo, a donkey that aspires to be more. He wants to see the world, not work all day walking in a circle. He knows there is more out there for him. He refuses to settle.
One day, Bo breaks free! He escapes his harness and runs away from his former life looking forward, looking for adventure. But there’s just one problem, during his escape, he hurt his leg!
As Bo seeks shelter and a hiding place from his former master he ends up seeking refuge from a kind newly married couple. But his adventure doesn’t stop there.
The Star is filled with great music that will have you singing along. And you’ll recognize many of the voices! With a cast line up filled with stars like Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey you know this is going to be a good movie.
I also loved how this is a family-friendly show for all ages. When I first saw The Star I was with my 80 something-year-old grandmother and my 7-year-old daughter. All three of us enjoyed the movie and wanted to see it again. The story moves a nice pace so even littles are drawn in and captivated. It’s literally a movie you can put on for the toddler up to the great greats and everyone will sit and enjoy.
So while you are looking for your next movie for family movie night, consider picking up The Star. You won’t be disappointed.
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