The Movie “Wonder” Will Bring You to Tears #GIVEAWAY

Wonder Movie

I am not sure if you are looking for a tear jerk-er for movie night, however the movie Wonder is a MUST see!

As a mom of two young boys, I always worry about them bullying another child and it’s something I am constantly talking to them about (especially my 7 year old). I have tried explaining to him that it doesn’t matter what someone looks like or how they act, there are no excuses. No child ever deserves that!

The movie Wonder is about a little boy who was born with a rare facial disfigurement. His mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson) decide to stop home schooling him and integrate him into a private school. With kids staring, laughing and whispering about him, the movie follows this little boy, Auggie and his daily struggles to fit in. Having made a friend Jack, he soon feels more content in his environment, but within time he stumbles upon a bunch of kids (including his one friend) making fun of the way he looks, calling him a “freak” (cue the tears) and for the remainder of the school year he is bullied by this group who do and say awful things to Auggie. Not wanting to ruin the rest of the movie for others who have not seen it, I can say that the movie finished and I noticed that I had a big smile on my face (of course with tears still streaming down my face).

There are so many important lessons that come out of this movie which is why it makes a great movie to see with your kids and to discuss with them after:
1. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover
2. Be a leader not a follower
3. Choose kindness  

I know you will enjoy this movie as much as I did and I really recommend watching it with your older children

I am giving away 4 copies (yes that’s right 4) to my readers! The contest is open to residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec). You must be 18 years or older to enter. 

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Must See Movie Alert #Blended

Blended Movie

It’s not often I get to see movies these days, but I still know a good movie when I see one and Warner Bros. movie Blended is one of those that should go on your “must see” list.

I try not to describe movies as “cute” as it is one of those words that the moment I even utter the word “cute” to describe a movie to my husband, the next word out of his mouth is straight up NO, but I can’t think of any other word that best describes this movie, because it was just so damn cute! You will find yourself laughing out loud as some of the characters are hilarious and if you have kids you will relate to many parts of the movie! It was one of those feel good movies that leaves you with a big smile on your face.

There are some on screen couples that work so well together that you wonder why they aren’t together in real life and Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are just one of those couples (I have always been a fan of their movies together).

After being set on a disastrous blind date, Lauren (played by Drew Barrymore) and Jim (played by Adam Sandler) agree on one thing, that they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a fabulous African safari resort for a week

So grab your girlfriends or bribe your husband and go to see it.
Enjoy (and treat yourself to a big bag of popcorn)