The Animated Me?

Having more family movie nights is on my list of goals for 2014.  Last night we watched The Croods.  It’s a funny movie with some great lessons.

Watching it made me laugh, think… and a little uncomfortable.  The Dad, Grug, seemed like an animated, Neanderthal version of myself.

He’s a caring father who would do anything to provide for his family and keep them safe.  Monotony, following the rules, and avoiding risks were his routine and keys to survival.

The daughter in the movie, Eep, reminded me of my youngest daughter.  Inquisitive, adventurous, up for anything.

Without ruining the movie I can tell you that in the end both Grug and Eep have a better understanding of each other.  Grug also learns to let loose a little and take some risks.

Who would have thought that a kid’s movie would get me to thinking so much. I need to be more like Grug at the end of the movie and not be so afraid to risk and dream.

I highly recommend The Croods. Have you watched it?  What did you think it?

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