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  1. Janet
    Mar 31 - 12:09 am

    Great writeup! I saw Russell Brand on the Today Show this morning and he was a hoot & a half with Meredith in regards to the movie. I didn’t know too much about him ahead of time and found him absolutely darling. I can’t wait to see the movie with my family.

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 8:33 am

      I’ll have to find the piece online, Janet- thanks for the heads up. Meredith Viera also appeared in GET HIM TO THE GREEK as herself trying to interview a very out-of-it Aldous Snow (RB). I think she appreciates his sense of humor!

  2. Janice
    Mar 31 - 12:28 am

    I can’t believe I missed Russell Brand!!!!!!!!!!! Dawn — how much do you LOVE me for not being able to go! lol
    FABULOUS write up too — you can count on more trips! :)

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 8:32 am

      Oh Janice- this was seriously the highlight of my year- such an amazing trip and absolutely OTHER WORLDLY! I so appreciate the opportunity to go and represent 5 Minutes for Mom.

      Thanks for your kind words about the piece– I tried my best! :)

  3. Kate
    Mar 31 - 12:57 am

    This movie looks adorable!

  4. Krista
    Mar 31 - 1:39 am

    Sounds super fun! I hope it’s just this good! :)

  5. Ms. Dawn
    Mar 31 - 2:08 am

    I love this man….he makes me laugh out loud!!! I didn’t know he was possessing the Easter Bunny in this movie. I was a bit intrigued before…NOW, I simply MUST see it!!

  6. Jaimie
    Mar 31 - 2:17 am

    I’m so glad he was “clean” because I’ve only heard him be raunchy before, but he sounds like such a funny guy!! Love the comment about the rabbit without any pants on :) I would love to win this prize package for my kids!

  7. Anne
    Mar 31 - 2:20 am

    Looking forward to a fun movie for my 4 year old to see. The interview sounds hilarious – hope that means the movie will appeal to both adults and kids!

  8. Eileen
    Mar 31 - 2:30 am

    This sounds like a riot! We keep seeing the previews for and seeing alot of Brand on talk shows. I had forgotten he had a part in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but my hubby noticed!
    What a great giftbasket for my 3 and 5 year old grandkids. and even a cute lil stuffed toy for their new baby sister born 2 weeks ago!


  9. Dottie W.
    Mar 31 - 2:54 am

    We love russell brand! I want to see the movie with my boys.

  10. Tawnda
    Mar 31 - 5:50 am

    looks like a future classic! ;-)

  11. Sandy
    Mar 31 - 7:17 am

    I can’t wait to see this movie. I’m such a fan.

  12. Kristie
    Mar 31 - 7:35 am

    The kids would have a lot of fun with this basket! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  13. stampedwithgrace
    Mar 31 - 7:47 am

    my kids are really wanting to see this one!

  14. Jennifer
    Mar 31 - 8:12 am

    I feel unhip, because I really don’t know anything about him. I think he was the professor guy in Despicable Me, too, right??

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 8:37 am

      Although I still haven’t seen it yet, I know that he plays Dr. Nefario in DM– and I know, I know, I have GOT to see it!!

  15. Van
    Mar 31 - 8:14 am

    this looks like a funny movie.

  16. Lucinda
    Mar 31 - 8:19 am

    We can’t wait to see HOP. My kids have been watching the trailers over and over. I just KNEW it was Russell Brand doing the voice of E.B. I think I have a serious crush on him…yikes! I love him in Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler.
    Great interview. Thanks!!

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 8:34 am

      I’m with you on the crush, Lucinda!! :)

      • Lucinda
        Mar 31 - 9:25 am

        You haven’t seen Despicable Me? See it soon! It’s one of my very most favorite movies. We’ve watched it repeatedly. Too cute…and way too funny.

        • Dawn
          Mar 31 - 9:33 am

          I know!! My kids and hubby rented it (I had a trip last month for a family funeral that I went on solo), and they all loved it. I know they won’t mind watching it again, so we’ll be renting it again soon!

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  18. Dara
    Mar 31 - 8:32 am

    I’ve never been a fan of Russell Brand…I’m just not into his style of humor, especially since my kids are old enough to start asking questions about what things mean! However, we are all looking forward to seeing this movie! Well, except for Shelby…but then again, at 3 weeks, how much can she legitimately see anyway?!!? hehe great write up, Dawn!

    • Dara
      Mar 31 - 8:33 am

      and by the way, nice tie in to Katy Perry’s latest!! :-) kudos from the music teacher!

      • Dawn
        Mar 31 - 8:35 am

        YAY!! You win the nonexistent/just in my mind prize for most observant reader, Dara!! :) I’ve had that song in my head all week while I was putting together these pieces!

        • Jennifer
          Mar 31 - 10:02 am

          Dawn that song is in my head ALL the time, because they play it all the time — in the mall, on televised sporting events etc etc, so I can’t believe that was not my go to thought on the title.

          So I admire Dara’s catch on the reference.

          • Dawn
            Mar 31 - 2:42 pm

            Leave it to the elementary school music teacher! :)

  19. Varda (SquashedMom)
    Mar 31 - 8:47 am

    Well, you know we’re going to see this on opening weekend – because my son Jacob has been talking about this movie forever. He’s on the autism spectrum and his current obsession is… movies. I hear all day long about what movies are opening on what date and who stars in them (if it’s significant like Jack Black or Johnny Depp) and what they are rated.

    And so we go see ALL of them (unless they are “NOT a real Kids movie, honey” – like Red Riding Hood) and at least twice (because that way Mommy gets a 2 hour break on a weekend of all-working-with-the-kid-all-the-time).

    Glad it’s actually entertaining & delightful. I’m always MUCH happier when I don’t feel like pulling my eyeballs out for 2 hours.

  20. Sarah at themommylogues
    Mar 31 - 9:03 am

    We are definitely going to have to see this. Love James Marsden. Love Russell Brand. Love the scene in the commercial where the chick says, “What? My new earmoofs?”

  21. Katie
    Mar 31 - 9:18 am

    Looks like a fun movie!

  22. Michelle
    Mar 31 - 9:47 am

    I can’t wait to see this!

  23. AutumH
    Mar 31 - 9:58 am

    I like Russel Brand as an actor,my husband and I can watch Forgetting Sara Marshall over and over. Granted most of his films are not child appropriate so it will be interesting to see how he does in HOP! I think it looks adorable and am thrilled that it is done by the same people who did Despicable Me. My kids and I look forward to seeing it.

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 2:46 pm

      I thought the movie as a whole was very appropriate, and I tend to be quite sensitive about “adult humor” that gets put too often in kids’ movies, in my opinion. I’m planning on bringing my 3.5, almost 5, and 10 year old kids to see it.

  24. Sheryl
    Mar 31 - 10:16 am

    Would love to win!

  25. Rebekah E.
    Mar 31 - 10:31 am

    Looks like a cute movie. I bet my kids would love to see it.

  26. Christine
    Mar 31 - 10:37 am

    I think I may have a leetle crush on Russel Brand. And we’ve just added Despicable Me to our Netflix list.

  27. Karen Propes
    Mar 31 - 10:43 am

    I love Russell Brand and so look forward to seeing the movie Hop. There is something about his voice thats makes you stop and think. He’s so witty and funny. His voice is perfect for the rabbit. Every time the commercial comes on we all stop to watch. Don’t go alone, take others to share in the laughter….

  28. kim
    Mar 31 - 10:45 am

    Great write up! We’re looking forward to the movie! We’ve seen the commercials the last week, my kids think the bunny is hilarious! Can’t wait!!

  29. Shari
    Mar 31 - 11:10 am

    I haven’t been too sure what to think about this movie from the previews, but my 7 yr old is dying to see it!

  30. CDC
    Mar 31 - 11:28 am

    would like to win!

  31. Nadi
    Mar 31 - 11:43 am

    Looks like a cute and funny movie!

  32. Natalia
    Mar 31 - 11:48 am

    Just in time for Easter!

  33. John
    Mar 31 - 11:48 am

    Nice Easter basket!

  34. Isabelle
    Mar 31 - 11:49 am

    Would like to win it for my brother.

  35. Allison McGrady
    Mar 31 - 12:35 pm

    I can’t wait to see this movie!!!

  36. Sarah
    Mar 31 - 12:58 pm

    I just watched the rerun of his episode of SNL and it made me remember how funny he is. I think I might have to see Arthur too!

  37. Dawn
    Mar 31 - 1:31 pm

    We saw a commercial for this movie the other day, and when my daughter saw E.B. she yelled, “I love that guy!” I think taking her and her siblings to the movie will be a hoot…for all of us! :-)

  38. Martha Sue
    Mar 31 - 2:04 pm

    my grandkids would love this :)

  39. Geoff
    Mar 31 - 2:29 pm

    Were the two male bloggers in your bunch offended to be called Mummy bloggers? Did they get their own category or was that glossed over?

    • Dawn
      Mar 31 - 2:56 pm

      Thankfully, on all the “official” paperwork, our group was referred to as the Parenting Blogger group. The “Mommy blogger” label must have been used in prepping Russell Brand before joining us, because that’s what he came in saying, but he even corrected himself when he saw the men and included “Daddy Bloggers” at that time. Both Dan and Matt were both really laid-back guys who basically gave off a “no worries” kind of vibe in response to it, and the joke became all about his accent turning it into Mummy. And really, this guy is just so flirtatious he was playing to the Mummies in the group- as he said in an interview on the Today Show this morning, “I have a rapport with women.” :)

  40. Danyelle
    Mar 31 - 3:05 pm

    My 4 year old really wants to see this!

  41. Kathy Stevenson
    Mar 31 - 3:18 pm

    I would love to win this for my girls!

  42. Colleen Turner
    Mar 31 - 3:18 pm

    My son is biting at the bit to see this movie! I find Russell Brand absolutely hilarious so I can’t wait to see it either. Thanks for the giveaway and awesome interview!

  43. Betty Bill
    Mar 31 - 3:47 pm

    This is a great giveaway!

  44. Alysa
    Mar 31 - 3:48 pm

    How fun! He sounds like quite a character! And that prize pack looks fabulous.

  45. Drew Stevenson
    Mar 31 - 4:10 pm

    My kids can’t wait to see this movie!

  46. Vilmarys
    Mar 31 - 4:11 pm

    The movie looks hilarious especially how he makes jelly beans, lol. Can’t wait to see it!

  47. Alison S.
    Mar 31 - 4:18 pm

    My son seems very interested by the previews, but I haven’t found them that interesting. We’ll probably watch it and I hope it turns out well. :)

  48. Shari
    Mar 31 - 4:38 pm

    My four year old would love those Easter goodies! And I must admit, *I* want to see “Hop.” ;)

  49. Larry H.
    Mar 31 - 4:55 pm

    My 5yo son and I are both really looking forward to this movie. I am a huge fan of Russell Brand and am excited to see his portrayal of E.B. in HOP.

    Awesome prize pack! My children would both be ecstatic.

  50. juliana stevenson
    Mar 31 - 7:02 pm

    I would love to win this!

  51. Renee M
    Mar 31 - 7:49 pm

    HOP looks like it will be a very cute movie – I think my kids will love it!

  52. Kristi
    Mar 31 - 9:59 pm

    My boys have seen the trailer to this twice now and can’t wait to see it. I would lkove to win this so I could actually take them to it before Easter instead of waiting until it come to the “cheap theater” (second run)

  53. Mia
    Mar 31 - 10:55 pm

    My son & I are very much looking forward to seeing HOP!!!! This will be his 1st Theater movie!!!! =)

  54. icefairy
    Mar 31 - 11:04 pm

    We attended a private screening of the movie and really loved it. Hope to win this prize pack for my son. Thanks for the chance!

  55. Jenny
    Mar 31 - 11:18 pm

    I never much cared for him and I think he’s really ugly :P

  56. Kristin
    Apr 01 - 5:46 am

    I adore Russell Brand. In fact I now have to love Katy Perry, because he does, LOL. My 6 year old nephew would peak out with this Easter present.

    : 0 )

  57. Jenny Lloyd
    Apr 01 - 6:55 am

    We are planning a family day and one of the activities is going to be seeing HOP. My boys get SO excited every time the previews come on the TV.

  58. debra b
    Apr 01 - 7:26 am

    Can’t wait to see HOP! I have a son that would be so over the moon if this came to the door!

  59. CrystalGB
    Apr 01 - 8:30 am

    Awesome giveaway. So looking forward to Hop. It looks so cute. :)

  60. sindy
    Apr 01 - 9:02 am

    I’ve seen the trailer, I know my kids will love this movie!

  61. Susan Heim
    Apr 01 - 9:11 am

    My kids and I are really looking forward to this movie. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  62. Angie
    Apr 01 - 3:24 pm

    This is a cool basket! A great Easter gift!

  63. ChristiS
    Apr 01 - 5:46 pm

    Hoping the boys and I can go see this movie soon!

  64. Jayde
    Apr 02 - 12:37 am

    I have to say that I have really fallen in love with Russell Brand and I am looking forward to taking my girls to this movie as well as seeing the remake of the movie Arthur

  65. Ashley K
    Apr 02 - 2:00 pm

    My son thinks wants to hunt jelly beans now, not eggs! LOL! Great movie! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. mrsshukra
    Apr 02 - 4:18 pm

    Russell Brand fan, count me in!

  67. Kris I.
    Apr 02 - 4:55 pm

    My children can’t wait to see this movie!! It looks really cute!

  68. vickie couturier
    Apr 02 - 5:35 pm

    im hoping to take my grandsons to see the movie


  69. Jennifer
    Apr 02 - 5:35 pm

    I can’t wait to take my girls to see this movie! What a great time for it to come out… just in time for Easter!

  70. Beth C
    Apr 03 - 8:54 am

    This looks like a fun movie! I’m sure we will go!

  71. melissa n
    Apr 03 - 2:27 pm

    this looks like the cutest movie! i can’t wait to see it! thanks for a great giveaway!!

  72. nan
    Apr 03 - 10:14 pm

    would love this
    nannypanpan at

  73. Christine Jensen
    Apr 03 - 11:06 pm

    My kids can’t wait to see this movie (and we are going, since they have spring break this week!)

  74. Kay M
    Apr 04 - 8:44 am

    I soooo want to take my grandkids to see this movie!

  75. Kristi Duncan
    Apr 04 - 1:46 pm

    THis would be FUN to watch – kids have wanted to go, but we’ve had too many other committments, i’ll cross my fingers!

  76. Terra Heck
    Apr 04 - 3:11 pm

    This looks like a great movie and that was a fun interview to read. Please count me in to win.

  77. Terri Dell
    Apr 04 - 4:24 pm

    I haven’t seen it but the commercials on TV make me want to go to the movies

  78. Mami2jcn
    Apr 04 - 7:41 pm

    My sons have definitely been wanting to see it!

  79. Christy N
    Apr 04 - 7:49 pm

    Looks so good, we want to see it

  80. Denise S
    Apr 04 - 7:54 pm

    My children will love this and I hope they get to see it soon.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  81. edwina
    Apr 04 - 8:47 pm

    would love this for my great nieces

  82. Johannah B
    Apr 04 - 9:25 pm

    This is more than cute. I just love that bunny!
    1prizewinner at gmail dot com

  83. Courtney Haas
    Apr 04 - 9:30 pm

    I am really looking forward to seeing this movie..

  84. Jill L
    Apr 04 - 9:56 pm

    Going to take the girls to see this over the weekend. Can’t wait.

  85. mombert5
    Apr 04 - 9:56 pm

    love this site I’m new Hi everybody

  86. Staci A
    Apr 04 - 10:06 pm

    We are so excited to see Hop! The commercials look adorable. My son and his friends were so excited about seeing the jellybean scene on the ads!

  87. Kelly Ann T.
    Apr 04 - 10:47 pm

    Even my husband is looking forward to seeing this movie with the family. This prize package is wonderful too.

  88. Soha Molina
    Apr 04 - 10:57 pm

    looking forward to seeing this movie

  89. Danielle W
    Apr 05 - 1:23 am

    We went and saw it Sunday it was fabulously funny. My daughter even got the kids popcorn with soda pack and the tray was decorated in the Hop theme.

    texaswaitress (at) live (dot) com

  90. katklaw777
    Apr 05 - 7:15 am

    Can’t wait to see this movie…great giveaway, thanks.

    Apr 05 - 8:09 am


  92. McKim
    Apr 05 - 9:45 am

    What a fun experience for you! My grandson loves watching the Hop commercials.

  93. Kathy Dunaway
    Apr 05 - 9:50 am

    We plan to go and see the movie this coming week end. It looks like a fun movie. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  94. Teresa
    Apr 05 - 11:16 am

    Can’t wait to see it,color me happy!

  95. Steph
    Apr 05 - 12:20 pm

    Looks like a really fun movie. I can’t wait to see it.

  96. Jenn S.
    Apr 05 - 1:01 pm

    Russel Brand is a hoot. I am planning on taking my kiddos to see HOP this weekend. :)

  97. edq143
    Apr 05 - 1:10 pm

    Planning to see this on the weekend

  98. Fonda
    Apr 05 - 1:44 pm

    Oh, what fun! Looking forward to watching the movie soon.

  99. Rachel
    Apr 05 - 2:43 pm

    This looks like an adorable movie. It’s actually going to be playing at a drive in near me so we considered taking our daughter to see it. :)

  100. Monique Rizzo
    Apr 05 - 3:33 pm

    I am very eager to see this!! My daughter laughs everytime the preview shows the rabbit pooping jelly beans.
    Thanks for the chance.

  101. Denise B.
    Apr 05 - 3:41 pm

    Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way.

  102. Kathleen
    Apr 05 - 4:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see this movie

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  103. carol
    Apr 05 - 4:56 pm

    cant wait to take the grandkids to see this movie

  104. Linda
    Apr 05 - 5:21 pm

    I’m taking the grandson’s to see the movie and they can’t wait!

  105. Brea's Mommy
    Apr 05 - 9:54 pm

    My daughter is so excited about Hop. I know she would love this for easter!

  106. Crystal F
    Apr 06 - 10:06 am

    My girls really want to see this movie. It’s looks so cute. thanks for the giveaway!!

  107. Christina
    Apr 06 - 12:07 pm

    My kids love the trailer (and there is a billboard on the way to school) – they can’t wait to see the movie!

  108. Jennifer
    Apr 06 - 1:41 pm

    Saw the previews this last weekend, looks soooooooo cute! Would love to win this awesome giveaway!

  109. lisa schaffer
    Apr 06 - 1:49 pm

    My husband I took the kids and we all loved it. I love the fact that Universal Pictures made such a family friendly movie… We need more movies that the whole family can attend and talk about for years to come. Plus, Russell Brand playing EB was great. I was hoping that one of the female characters would be named Katy becuase I LOVe hearing Russell say K A T Y…. My teenager loved it too…

  110. Cori Westphal
    Apr 06 - 4:19 pm

    This movie looks very cute!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  111. Ashley
    Apr 06 - 7:02 pm

    We are looking forward to it hopefully we’ll get to see it this weekend!

  112. Paula Hafner
    Apr 06 - 7:20 pm

    My kids would love this! They want to see the movie.

  113. monte
    Apr 07 - 12:58 am

    Want to see this movie so bad

  114. cindy berg
    Apr 07 - 1:32 am

    my daughter really wants to see this

  115. Ellie W
    Apr 07 - 8:11 am

    I plan on taking my two little grandsons to see this.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  116. sarah t
    Apr 07 - 8:50 am

    can’t wait to see the movie, it looks really cute

  117. ACMommy3
    Apr 07 - 2:20 pm

    This movie sounds so cute and funny! :-) And this basket of goodies is wonderful!

  118. Happi Shopr
    Apr 07 - 2:37 pm

    This looks adorable!

  119. Molly K
    Apr 07 - 2:50 pm

    We can’t wait to see them movie. We plan on going next weekend ;)

  120. amy d
    Apr 07 - 5:38 pm

    i would love to see this movie

  121. Miss Spoken
    Apr 07 - 6:35 pm

    My kids can’t wait to see this …

  122. Reginald S
    Apr 07 - 10:33 pm

    Taking the kids to the matinee this weekend!

  123. Jill Myrick
    Apr 07 - 10:38 pm

    This is too adorable and my daughter would love it.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


  124. Pauline M
    Apr 07 - 11:38 pm

    My daughter went to see this with her friends and loved it! Now she’s begging to have all of us go so she can see it again!

  125. Tabathia B
    Apr 07 - 11:50 pm

    I love the previews for the movie

  126. Shelagh
    Apr 08 - 12:41 am

    My kids and I are loving the commercials for this movie and we are looking forward to see it in the theaters.

  127. beveanne mckinleyt
    Apr 08 - 1:55 am

    i followed you on facebook and gfc i love the previews and am hoping they hid a lotr of coolsurprises like an easter egg contest.

  128. MistySunrise
    Apr 08 - 3:39 am

    my daughter would love this. It looks like a cute movie

    itsjustme62613 at

  129. Leslie S.
    Apr 08 - 3:48 am

    My 4 kids are begging to see this movie.Thanks!

  130. Justine
    Apr 08 - 6:01 am

    We’re def looking forward to seeing this, I never used to like Russell but now I love him! He was awesome on SNL so I am now a huge fan :D

  131. amy delong
    Apr 08 - 7:53 am

    my boys want to see this badly,so cute!

  132. kathy pease
    Apr 08 - 8:12 am

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  133. Becky
    Apr 08 - 8:50 am

    My kids loved this movie and would love this and I ummm love Russelll Brand…

  134. Aleks
    Apr 08 - 9:18 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like such a cute movie!

  135. Dorothy
    Apr 08 - 9:20 am

    What a great prize. Thanks

  136. susan smoaks
    Apr 08 - 9:36 am

    we are going to see Hop this weekend, this basket would be awesome for our daughter!

  137. dddiva
    Apr 08 - 10:09 am

    Ian can’t wait to see this movie- loved your posts about your experience- thanks for the chance to win.

  138. Julie L
    Apr 08 - 10:47 am

    I agree-Russell Brand is hilarious-love to win thanks

  139. Terry C
    Apr 08 - 11:01 am

    This looks like a good movie for the whole family. Can’t wait to see it!

  140. Emmy T
    Apr 08 - 12:39 pm

    That sounded like a lot of fun, and you can tell people you met EB.

  141. Kari in Wyoming
    Apr 08 - 2:36 pm

    We took the family last weekend and thoruoghly enjoyed it….this weekend my son is talking all his friends!

  142. Jennifer Lamb
    Apr 08 - 4:10 pm

    Can’t wait to take my kids to see Hop they are so excited!!! We would love to win!

  143. meme
    Apr 08 - 5:27 pm

    My kids can’t wait to see this moive. Hope to go next weekend

  144. Diane Baum
    Apr 08 - 6:09 pm

    Can’t wait to see this movie with my family, I’m probably the most excited about seeing it.

  145. elizabeth p
    Apr 08 - 6:19 pm

    My kids are super excited about seeing hop!

  146. Gianna
    Apr 08 - 6:48 pm

    Please enter me for my kiddos :)

  147. bev m
    Apr 08 - 8:58 pm

    Looks like a great movie to take the children to. Thanks for having the contest!

  148. david paulson
    Apr 08 - 10:57 pm

    auh sum

  149. Sand
    Apr 08 - 11:29 pm

    My niece and nephew have been raving about this movie!

  150. dmrose
    Apr 09 - 8:34 am

    i have seen this movie and loved it! i am going back with my grand kids today. they cant wait and i cant wait till it comes out on dvd!! ill be one of the first to run out and buy it!!!!!!!

  151. Courtney
    Apr 09 - 11:16 am

    Can’t wait to see this one…Looks like a lot of fun!

  152. Michelle
    Apr 11 - 12:04 pm

    This movie looks so cute! I’m excited to take my girls to it soon. :D

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