The Little Prince (2016)

Tuesdays will be dedicated for the arts & entertainment. We’ll address and expose various current exhibits, venues, movies/albums, or even local street art.

This week, I found time to sit down and watch a movie from start to end with the kids. So yes, this is about a children’s movie, but the messages promoted in the Netflix feature film The Little Prince speak to an audience of all ages.

source: wikipedia

Although the first thing that caught my eye was the cute film poster, what led me to actually watching it with my kids was the all-star cast. I love when a huge group of actors/actresses come together for a family film.  James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Benicio del Toro, Paul Rudd – just to name a few – all provide voices for very essential characters in this film.

There are two plots to this movie – the main storyline is a single mother trying to get her daughter into the best school around. Ultimately this means that her daughter’s growth and development is a top priority.  As a Type A personality, it is very clear that this mother firmly believes that there is no time to waste on anything but being the best and brightest student possible.

Now on to the plot twist here – the duo decide to move into the district with that coveted academy, and happen to land in a house next to a very odd gentleman. This Type B personality definitely clashes with the lifestyle of the protagonist.

This brings us to the subplot, plot #2 – The Little Prince. The Little Prince resides on an asteroid (Asteroid B612 to be exact) and encounters the beauty of a rose.  The rose is special to the prince – he loves and nurtures her, but she abuses the love and becomes vain.  This probes the Prince to run away and leave the planet altogether.

But, to quote the movie directly,

“his leaving was his first step on a journey back to her”.

Source: IMDB

 

And with that I have to say all the quotes I ended up writing down while watching the movie were amazing. I hope you find the time to watch this.  With or without kids, you’ll enjoy this film. 

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

Be prepared, regardless of who you’re watching it with, for some sudden allergies forming.  Or invisible onions to be cut in your bedroom/living room.

I won’t give up the rest of the plot because I don’t want to spoil anything for you.  It’s not a very complicated storyline, and sure it’s pretty predictable, but hey it IS technically a children’s film, adapted from a children’s book.

Have you seen The Little Prince? What’d you think?! Let me know in the comments! Thanks for spending time with me ❤ Justine

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