The Croods Giveaway!

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We watch a lot of kids movies around here and The Croods is one that I am so excited about taking Cameryn to see!  I'm a true believer that we should leave our comfort zone (or, the cave!) to discover that there is so much more to life.   We were born to live.  There are so many different people and cultures to learn from and we cannot do that if we aren't exposed to it.   And, who doesn't love a road trip?

Doesn't this movie look fun?  Cam will be excited about the dinosaur-like creatures.

"THE CROODS is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world's first modern family through the journey of a lifetime. When the cave that has always been their home is destroyed – with the rest of their world not far behind it – The Croods are forced to set off on the first family road (or path) trip. Rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts, The Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures, and a future beyond any they imagined.

The Crood family dynamics, though unfolding a few million years ago, feel like they could come from your own household. Like most fathers, family patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage) is fiercely protective of his wife and three kids. His hyper-vigilance has kept his cave-bound family safe, secure and....super- bored. Grug’s strong and dutiful better half, Ugga (Catherine Keener), accepts her husband's "fear is good; change is bad" mentality, as does their son Thunk (Clark Duke), who’s content with the static status quo. Feisty mother-in-law Gran (Cloris Leachman) never tires of needling (or sometimes assaulting) Grug; and stone-tough toddler Sandy might be the fiercest Crood yet.

But leave it to a rebellious teenager (is there any other kind?) to stand up to parental authority. Grug's sole focus is survival, but Eep (Emma Stone) wants to actually

live, and her curiosity about the world outside their cave collides with her dad's primitive rules.
(Ever the defiant outsider, Eep gets her own ledge to sleep on while the rest of the Croods form a "sleep pile" for some group shut-eye.)   A cataclysmic event forces the Croods to venture into parts unknown and rethink their way of living."


I'm also excited to see this movie because as a parent I think we can all relate to the father, Grug.  Grug so badly wants to protect his family, doesn't want them to change for fear that he may lose control of them, or more simply, lose a connection to them.  He doesn't want to lose his daughter to a boy.   I think most fathers can relate to that.  Chris already thinks about it. 

"Their marriage and family life is not unlike those of today.  We understand the Croods. The family discovers the universal truth that it’s difficult to change and to let go of things. But when they approach the new world, it’s stunning. And they literally have to jump off a cliff to get there. Life for everyone is very much like that. You need to take risks."

Anyone else excited about this movie yet?!  The movie comes out on March 22!  DO IT!

I've got something that Kristen Bell should get excited about!  Belt is the sloth in the picture above.  (Not only is he super cute, he also holds up the pants of Guy, played by Ryan Reynolds. {side note, I'd like that job too.})

I've got a plush Belt toy and a movie poster to giveaway to one reader.

I'll pick a winner on March 13. 

* US residents only.   No P.O. Boxes, please. *

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Disclaimer:  I received related movie products in compensation for this post.  But, as always, all opinions are my own.  

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