2.10.2009

All Things Buttons.

Alex and I got to experience a Mother-Son Date when we stepped out to see "Coraline". If you haven't seen it yet, seriously, run to the theater, quickly. The 3D animation is so subtle, the artistry is truly magnificent and the story line is hauntingly accurate. Besides in two weeks, it will be replaced by the Jonas Brothers in 3D movie. There is no justice in this world, is there??

For those of you who don't know the Neil Gaiman (yes, I am mentioning him again...he bears repeating...and hey, he just won a Newbery Medal so please do check him out) story, it's about a little girl, Coraline, who wants nothing more than for her parents to pay more attention to her. I mean what kid hasn't thought that especially in our crazy, online 24/7 world? I know all my children have their hands up.

After her parents move into an old, decaying house, Coraline discovers a small door that leads to an alternate world where she meets her Other Mother who is kind and thoughtful and cooks all her favorite treats. Like breakfast for dinner - hey, I do that, too. But, in my world it's called Mommy-Has-Nothing-Prepped-Let's-Eat-Pancakes kids.

Alex and I enjoyed the movie thoroughly. And I plan to take Kata to see it as well. Bella's not quite ready. It is a dark movie but so enjoyable. If your child can sit through Snow White, The Wizard of Oz and The Nightmare Before Christmas, I believe they would be fine seeing the movie. If you are a grown up - go see it by all means. And marvel at the popcorn cherry blossoms and the tiny knitted sweaters on Coraline.

It was so magical, that we had to play with our own button jar. Here's Bella's version of Coraline. And yes, we are now reading the book together as a family. Once again, thank you, Mr. Gaiman for an enchanting, dark, funny, moving tale.


Wishing you an enchantingly dark moment. Go see the movie.

2 comments:

Donna said...

I saw the film last weekend and am still in awe! Thought you and your followers might like to know that you can get one-of-a-kind and handmade original items from the film up for auction on ebay right now - all to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation - my organization. http://www.ebay.com/starlight. You can even get one of the original 28 coraline dolls! Check it out.

katarinas mama said...

Hi Donna!! Thanks for the comment. We will check out the ebay auctions. Wow how cool and for Starlight as well. Awesome.