Storm Boy in Theaters April 5th #Sponsored #StormBoy

This is a sponsored post with Think Jam and Good Deed Entertainment. All opinions are mine. 

A new film from Good Deed Entertainment, Storm Boy, is coming to select theaters April 5th.   Storm Boy tells the story of the young, lonely Michael 'Storm Boy' Kingley, who rescues a trio of orphaned pelican hatchlings, forming a loving bond with the birds, which enriches all of their lives as well as those around them in their small Australian town.  It is based on the 1976 Australian novella by author Colin Thiele.

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Michael 'Storm Boy' Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) has grown up to be a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father (Jai Courtney). He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy (Finn Little), he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr.Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

Directed By: Shawn Seet Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson, Morgana Davies

I was not familiar with the book or previous version of the movie before screening Storm Boy.  The story moves from present to past from the viewpoint of an adult looking back and telling about his childhood to his teenage granddaughter.  It moves slowly, with a lot of adult life details that make it more appropriate for tweens and teens rather than younger children.  I'd probably say ages 10+ to keep their attention.

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In present day, Michael is asked to vote on an important issue in his company and his family; whether or not to lease farmland to a mining company.  His granddaughter, who owns a share in the company but is not old enough yet to have a say, is strongly against it.  

Michael tells his granddaughter about a special memory of his childhood, when he grew up along the beach with his reclusive father.  He rescued three baby pelicans after hunters killed their mother, one of which became his best friend, named Mr. Percival.  His relationship with Mr. Percival had a large impact on his life.  Michael also explains how his relationship with his father broke down and encourages his granddaughter not to let that happen with her father. 

The scenes showing Michael caring for the pelicans are endearing.  The connection between Sir Percival and Michael as a boy is very special.  If you have a sensitive child who loves animals, this film has a couple of parts that might upset them {I don't want to give any spoilers, but there are some sad scenes.  I will give you a bit of a hint:  if your kids are sensitive and emotional over Bambi, they will definitely be affected.}

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Storm Boy is an emotional film dealing with love, loss, conservation, friendship, family issues, and cultural diversity.

See Storm Boy April 5, 2019, in select cities:

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, Seattle, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Orlando

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1 comment on "Storm Boy in Theaters April 5th #Sponsored #StormBoy"
  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I'm not familiar with the story.


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