I love a fun family movie night.
We RARELY make it though movie night, uninterrupted. So we decided that instead of having Movie Night on Friday nights, we’d just make it Family Time and do it on Sunday afternoon!
Today, we watched a movie we hadn’t yet seen. HOP! That’s right. We are probably the only family in America that hadn’t yet seen HOP. I found out that our local Blockbuster kiosk still had it so Hubby and I decided to rent it for Family Time.
So, yesterday, we went to the Blockbuster Kiosk and did a quick search for HOP. We were in luck! They had it and the check out process was super easy.
After renting the movie, we headed to Sam’s Club for one of those Digiorno Pizza Party Packs that has pizza, breadsticks and cookies. It made for such an easy meal.
If you are like us and really haven’t seen HOP yet, let me tell you a little bit about it. It is a cross between real and animated characters and has a really cool cast. Some of the cast members are:
- James Marsden
- Kaley Cuoco
- Russell Brand
- Hugh Laurie
I couldn’t believe that Hugh Laurie of House was in a family comedy. That intrigued me most and I couldn’t wait to see who he played or what his character was like. I listened very closely to the characters, trying to figure out which was him. Imagine my surprise when I figured out he was Mr. bunny, the Easter Bunny! WHAT A CHANGE IN ROLES! :0)
The movie is rated PG. I didn’t notice anything that would really be inappropriate for young viewers. E.B., the son of Mr. Bunny did end up outside the Playboy Mansion but nothing was seen or extremely implied, other than an ad for sexy bunnies, which E.B. stated he most definitely was. My kids didn’t even blink at that part. So I don’t most kids would even ask what a Playboy Bunny was.
Overall, the movie is really funny. The two main characters, Fred and E.B. are both twenty-somethings who aren’t sure what path they want their lives to take. They don’t see their future in the same way their fathers do and they just want to rebel a little and find their own way. That’s when their lives collide. I thought the entire movie flowed really well. I wasn’t left with any questions about this or that. These scenes were funny, the characters had great chemistry and it ended up actually having a point.
We can’t live our children’s lives for them. They have to find their own way but with love and proper guidance, they’ll get to where they need to be!
Since this is a #CouchCritics post, I am going to grade it on a scale of 1 – 5 couches.
I give it 5 couches. My kids loved it. My husband and I loved it and it gave us the opportunity to have a wonderful family date!
I’d give the cookies from the Digiorno Party Pack 5 couches too! They were SOOOOOO good!
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You can see our entire shopping trip, including the purchase of our Digiorno Pizza Party Pack and the renting of HOP at our Blockbuster Kiosk, over at Google+.
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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