This week my social media posts are all focused on “Embracing Your Inner Child” and how my bags appeal to your childhood fantasies. So after talking about it, its only fair that I did something this week that appealed to my own small Child.
For those of you who dont know me personally, I have been a huge book worm since I was a small child and spent many, many hours in the local library or snuggled up somewhere with a book. One of my favourite authors is Roald Dahl and I have read all of his books, including his more adult novels and bought the entire library for Loulou when she was little. So you can only imagine my excitement when I saw the trailer for the new Disney movie, The BFG!
So with it being the school holidays, it wasn’t hard to persuade my human beans, Loulou & Mo to take me to the cinema to watch the movie and after realising it was directed by Steven Spielberg, I knew we were going to be in for a visual treat.
The movie didn’t disappoint! It was scrumdiddlyumptious! Just like the novel, the film was magical, funny and extremely sweet. While the trailer made the movie seem quite dark and maybe a bit daunting for small children – this was definitely not the case. You cannot help but be charmed by the precocious orphan, Sophie and the BFG was simply adorable – they managed to capture such kindness in those animated eyes.
Like Paddington Bear, which we saw earlier in the year – this is yet another movie which just oozes British charm. As for the Queen of England, it was just lovely to see the wonderful Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) feature in this movie.
My only criticism was that it was a wee bit slow in parts but other than that it was just lovely and I think Roald would have been very happy with this adaption of his book. I often think what an amazing man he must have been to know, never has anyone spoken in such a way to small children and his imagination was just mind blowing. As he said “A Little Nonsense Now and then is cherished by the wisest men”.
So in conclusion, before I head to Dreamland, I would definitely grab yourself a small child or even a big one and head to see this movie.
P.S Would I be a naughty mum to admit, one of my small children might have let off a small whizzpopper in the middle of the movie????