Have you seen Storks? It opened this weekend at theaters nationwide. If you are looking for a family friendly movie that you can take you 3 year old, 9 year old and teenager too, that they will all enjoy, keep reading. Warner Brothers has taken a classic tale and turned it into a story for the big screen. Remember growing up and hearing babies where delivered by Storks? And thinking that’s where babies came from?
Storks takes the baby delivering concept and gives it merit. See, back in the day, you could write a letter to the Storks and tell them you would like a baby. You just picked up a pen and some paper, wrote down some characteristics you would like and then mailed off your request. The Storks would receive your letter and place it into a magical machine that would then make your baby. And guess who delivered this baby? Storks! But times have changed and now storks deliver cell phones and other tech gadgets. They are out of the baby delivery business.
Well, they may have also gotten out of the baby delivery service because one of the storks, Jasper, may have gone a little looney and gotten attached/obsessed with a baby. He may have broken her beacon that tells them where she was to go. It may have gotten pretty crazy when the other storks tried to get the baby away from him. And when they did finally get the baby away from Jasper they had no way of knowing where she was supposed to go. So, she stayed at Storks headquarters, they named her Tulip and raised her till she was 18 years old. That may have something to do with them not delivering babies. It could.
Storks is a highly entertaining movie that plays on many levels. I love it when a movie has a level in it for the parents that the kids don’t understand without taking away from the kid’s story. Storks definitely does this.
We also meet a wonderful family, the Gardners. They have a son named Nate and Nate wants a baby brother. But his mom and dad are so preoccupied with work that they kind of seem to be neglecting Nate. Nate delivers some zinger one-liners. Like references to how he is only little for so long and soon these days will be passed. It made me think of all the times Peyton has wanted to hang out and do things and I’ve been working. But it’s also done with humor to make you laugh because Nate is using it as a guilt trip to get his parents to notice him.
But then Nate stumbles upon a brochure about Storks! And this brochure lays out how the whole thing works. It tells you who to write too to place an order for a baby! So, Nate decides to write a letter asking for a baby brother and pretending to be his parents.
I don’t want to give away any more of the movie than I already have. But if you are looking for a movie that is going to make you laugh while you are spending some time with your kids consider Storks. Peyton and I both enjoyed it.