24 Mar Inspirational Family Movies to Share this Easter
The Advance Performance team have selected some favourite inspirational family movies to share with your loved ones this Easter holiday.
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8 year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. Up takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounter wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures.
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
One of the much-loved classics of all-time and a masterpiece from award winning film maker Steven Spielberg, E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial. A lost alien, three million light years away from home meets a lonely ten-year old boy who is willing to take him home. Two lives changed by a timeless adventure and a friendship that knows no earthly bounds. The film’s endearing themes of friendship, acceptance, vision and determination has made E.T. a captivating classic.
Babe is a heroic little pig taken in by the friendly farmer Hoggett who senses that he and the pig share “a common destiny.” When the resident border collie raises the pig as a puppy, Babe starts to believe he is a sheep-pig and herds the sheep. Will the sheep-pig save the day for the farmer and his farm? This classic movie includes themes of teamwork, pursuing goals, being an individual and respecting differences.
Fly Away Home
The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! This beautiful film explores self belief, imagination, trust and communication.
Bend It Like Beckham
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women’s football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn’t seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice husband and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Follow your ultimate dream, stand up for your passions, and teamwork are highlights of the film.
The Wizard of Oz
The true classic family film is a timeless delight, and the transformation from black and white to colour is still a magical experience. A tornado whisks Dorothy and her house from Kansas to Munchkin City, squashing the Wicked Witch of the East upon landing. Dorothy’s journey along the yellow brick road leads her to the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wizard himself. With the Wicked Witch out to get her, will Dorothy ever get home again? You know the story, but sharing this magical treat is a part of childhood not to be missed.
Everyone on the Advance Performance team wishes you a very Happy Easter!