Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Yesterday, due to Presidents day, the kidlets didn't have school, and Aaron didn't have work, so we went to see Spiderwick.

Piper felt like it took us forever to get there, even though it only opened on Thursday, but then again she has been counting down the days for it to open.

The kidlets and I read the Chronicles at night before going to bed while Aaron was in class. We really enjoyed the books, we enjoyed the series so much that we even bought "Arthur Spiderwicks Field Guide" So, needless to say we were looking very forward to the movie. And, I was pleasantly surprised. Of course it is the movie so it doesn't follow the books exactly and they add to the story and take away some of the story, but overall it was really great!

My favorite parts of the books were the illustrations, so I was really hoping that the movie could live up to my expectations for the graphics...it definitely did, they were fantastic. Piper held my hand a lot because she got a little scared, but not scared enough to cover her eyes. Teague, of course, just sat there and watched without a problem. I think that Aaron enjoyed it as well.

And also, the casting was perfect, absolutely perfect. You may recognize the boy, Freddie Highman, from such movies as: Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Golden Compass. The girl that played Mallory is so pretty, I have never seen her in anything before, but she did such a great job. Her name is Sarah Bolger. And of course, Mary-Louise Parker is the mother and one of my favorite actresses, she is in one of my All time favorites, Fried Green Tomatoes. And....my heart skipped a beat or two when I realized that Andrew McCarthy was in the movie, only for a couple of minutes, but still....Any of you that know me, know that I LOVE the Brat Pack of the 80's. St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink (which by the way I have memorized) & Fresh Horses. Also, who can forget Mannequin and Weekend at Bernie's?

Anyway, Spiderwick was a fun movie. Very enjoyable whether you have read the books or not. Go see it.


LL said...

I think we went to Holbrook together! Funny, I found you through Leslie and Aarons blog. Marissa B., who also went to school with us, contacted me earlier in the week! Fun to see people from the past!
You have a cute family, and I'm so glad you posted about this movie...I was wondering if it was worth seeing!
Have a great week.

LL said...

DAY is my maiden name. I think you were in Miss Trembles (sp?) class with me.
It's funny. I can't remember what I did last week, but I have memories of 20 years ago.
I have the mother mush brain.
and you totally might not remember me, we moved in 1/2 way through 6th grade then I went on to Viewmont, I'm assuming you went to BHS!