Jennifer here to share a fun family movie night idea. Samples & prizing were provided by RLJ Entertainment.
You might not know that over at 5 Minutes for Books in addition to reviewing books for adults and kids, we also review movies. It started off as a Books on Screen column for books that had been adapted into movies, but now we cover other movies as well, so we are featuring one in this column as well.
I love to watch movies with my kids. We go out to the theater on occasion, but honestly, our favorite tradition is to watch a movie at home with some takeout or frozen pizza, cozy on our couch. We sometimes run out of ideas, so shen I was offered the opportunity to feature The Journey Home, I was excited because it sounded like the kind of movie that my 11-year-old son and I would enjoy. He was skeptical, not sure if it was “his kind of movie,” but he gave it a try.
The movie caught our interest right away.
Luke is a teenage boy whose mother travels for her research job and whose dad was killed. When he finds a baby polar bear in his garage, he brings it into his house, but then when scientists find the mother polar bear, they relocate her. The baby polar bear connects with Luke, and Luke decides he’s going to take him to his mother.