I recently reviewed a family movie that gives a whole new perspective to the saying, “That’s gone to the birds.”
The mom’s life. We juggle managing our personal lives with managing our family which often means putting everyone else’s needs/wants ahead of our own. How many jobs do I have? Let’s count the ways… I’m a CFO of the Channel estate, I’m a mom to Devin, and wife to Amani. I’m also the solution finder, family chef and shopper. Let’s not forget I’m a realtor, and I’m sure that I left one or two things off of this list.
Makes me tired just writing it down. Then again… I could be a bird, or better yet a penguin, which might not be such a bad thing except for the fact that penguins are the only birds that can’t fly, and they all look exactly the same. On the flip side, at least they’re always dressed for the party.
I have to admit, I have penguins on my mind because I just finished watching a preview copy of Adventures of the Penguin King, a nice family movie that documents the adventures of a penguin named Rex who is desperate to find his soul mate, and follow the call of nature to have a little hatchling of his own.
The movie is set in Penguin City, aka the island of South Georgia which is a six day sail from the Falkland Islands (don’t ask me where that is on a map… all I know is that it’s way too cold for me and a million penguins live there).
The movie is set around Rex and Patti’s mating and chick rearing adventures, with a few other interesting characters, and twists along the way. Personally, if I was Patti, it would be hard to fall in love with a bird that looks exactly the same as a million others, but hey, maybe she likes his swag.
Overall, The Penguin King is a nice change of pace from all of the CG movies that are so popular today. Think Mutual of Omaha meets Toy Story (Tim Allen who plays the voice of Buzz Lightyear is the voice of Rex).
***Opened in theaters and On Demand/Digital Platforms December 6, 2013***
So, what would I choose? A Penguin King’s life or the busy life that I have right now? I’d have to go with the life I have, but it would nice to be queen, even if I was only a penguin.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary DVD copy of this movie so I could preview it for this review, no other compensation was received. All words expressed are my own.