The Best Movie I've Seen in a Long Time


My goodness it has been a busy day. But I just wanted to pop in here really quick and tell you that our family loved The Peanuts Movie! Loved it. I think I might buy it, actually. And that's saying something because I think the last movie I bought was . . . The Lego Movie? And that one I technically bought as a birthday gift for Benjamin, without even having seen it. So it doesn't count in the "movies I like so much that I bought them" category.

Jubilee, as a peanuts character.

Sidenote: I wanted to see The Peanuts Movie back when it was in theaters, but I guess I'm just too cheap to buy movie tickets. I wasn't too cheap to try out the Peanuts character creation tool that was floating around my Facebook at the time though. Above is the one Jubilee and I made of her.

Anyway, the movie made us all laugh. It was so engaging and funny to the kids that they were literally jumping up and down and laughing like loons. And that just made the movie even more enjoyable for Jacob and I.

I liked how the movie characters stayed true to the comic strip characters. It seems like that is so rare!

I liked how the movie also added something to the world of Peanuts. It connected the dots a little bit, you could say. For instance, you remember how Snoopy was always trying to sneak into school in the early strips? Well, he gets tossed out of school one morning and lands in the dumpster, where he finds a typewriter! I'm not a die-hard peanuts fanatic, so correct me if I'm wrong, but I think in the comic strip we never know how Snoopy got the typewriter, right? So that was cool, and there were a few other examples of connecting the dots that made the movie fun for me.

I think it's safe to say that the boys loved the physical humor of the movie best. And, as we all know, physical humor is a hallmark of the comic strip. Lucy and the football? Yeah. They don't run that gag until the credits, but all kinds of fun physical comedy pervades the movie and it had the kids in stitches.

Was there anything I didn't like about it? Mmm, not really. It is squeaky clean and left me smiling.

If you have enjoyed the comic strip, definitely check this one out. It's fun for kids and adults and especially for kids and adults to watch together. We rented it from Redbox, but I'm thinking once wasn't enough for me.

Seen any good movies lately?

Oh, and do you have a recommendation for which Peanuts book I should get for the fam?


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I think this one would be great for our next family movie night.

  2. We just got it from Redbox for our family movie night, thanks to your recommendation. It was lots of fun! We all enjoyed it---I think Joe most of all. :)


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