I went to this re-make of a classic Australian movie (based on the book by Colin Thiele) with my fourteen-year-old daughter and my ten-year-old son. It is a lovely story where a grown Michael reminisces with his granddaughter, Maddie, about his time growing up near the beach, and particularly the special times he had with a group of baby pelicans he hand-raised (with assistance from his father and his local Aboriginal friend, Fingerbone).
The movie shows some of Australia’s natural beauty, taking advantage of drone photography.
All the actors, including Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson and the young Finn Little, do a great job representing their characters.
We all enjoyed the movie, although the kids both felt ”it had too many sad bits and not enough happy bits.”
About The Peetimes: Storm Boy is an Australian movie and the Peetimes are brought to us by our newest RunPeep: Rach Jewiss. There are 2 Peetimes that would be good for this movie. If you are with children or don’t particularly like tense scenes, I would definitely recommend the second.
There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Storm Boy. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG) for some thematic elements, mild peril and brief language
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family
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