Saturday Honey and I spent a little girls day out and went and saw The Lorax. I had planned to go the weekend before but with my nephew’s birthday party on St. Patrick’s day the weekend just got away from us. I told Honey Friday night we would go Saturday. Saturday morning I awoke to a small little face whispering “Mommy, today we get to see The Lorax”, as Honey crawled up into bed with me I couldn’t help but smile at her childlike enthusiasm.
As much as a fan of Dr. Seuss Honey is this is one book we had not read. However she filled me in on what it was about just from seeing the previews. I was excited about going because Honey was excited. I really hadn’t thought much about whether I would like the movie or not, you know as a mom we want our kids to be happy and that is what is important.
Surprised is not the best word to describe my thoughts about “The Lorax”, after all I did enjoy The Cat in the Hat though it was for a little bit older audience. More like pleasantly pleased would be a good term. I really enjoyed the movie. In fact I was surprised at how soon it was over. The animation or whatever it is called was amazing. The colors bright and I still can’t get over the selection of music. Despite the sounds all Dr. Seuss like and all the beat and rhythm of the music had me wanting to dance just a little.
I thought the story though previously told in the book was a good one, and a great lesson to the younger generation about the preservation of our trees. I thought the story really brought into a flavor of modern times which appealed to me, and seriously who wouldn’t love Betty White as the grandmother. That women is funny even as an old woman in a Dr. Seuss story.
I really, really enjoyed this movie and encourage you to take your children. It was cute, light, colorful, and funny. My daughter enjoyed it as much as I did. The movies is rated PG for use of mild language. To help give you a better idea I found a very descriptive reason for the PG rating at: Parent Previews
Violence: The film contains numerous depictions of slapstick and cartoon-like violence. A man is knocked over when a large inflatable explodes. A tween is almost injured by abandoned axes. Characters are kicked, slapped, hit on the head, smacked with objects, threatened, shocked from static, punched, and put in peril. Animals are exposed to environmental toxins and enticed with junk food.
Sexual Content: A boy imagines kissing a girl. Later she pecks him on the cheek.
Language: Some mild name-calling is included.
I encourage you to take this into consideration regarding your own parenting and the knowledge of your child. I think it was mild and should be enjoyable by young children as well old!