There is a super FAMILY MOVIE on Fox this Saturday, January 8, 2011t (8 PM, 7 Central), as part of Walmart and P&G’s Family Movie Night series.
Change of Plans tells the story of a young couple, Sally and Jason, whose lives are turned upside down when Sally’s best friend from college is killed in a tragic accident. Sally and Jason are forced to make some life-altering decisions when they discover that she has been named legal guardian to her friend’s four children, three of whom were adopted from third world countries. Change of Plans stars Brooke White (American Idol) and Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and according to the official website, portrays how “fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.” What a great discussion starter for you to engage your grandchildren around issues that are truly important.
Yes, my baby boomer hubby and I saw Avatar in 4D Imax. Now, notice that I said 4D that was not an error. When you are sitting in the theater with those funny looking glasses and look at everyone else hypnotized by the virtual reality of the screen, it is really 4D.
But here is my review in five (5) words.
DON’T MESS WITH THE FOREST!
I am an avid movie lover. I view, review and cite them in workshops and keynotes. But so often I look at a movie and decide on how I would create a different ending. For example, the movie I posted the other day Dodsworth had one of those endings most of us would cheer. I mean after all he had such a horrid time with his wife. Why shouldn’t he be happy with a lonely woman his age who appreciated his gifts?
Yet, I came up with an alternative, rather controversal new ending. It goes something like this:
His selfish, self-centered and cheating wife goes home alone after he leaves her for another woman. While on the cruise ship she meets a dynamic baby boomer grandmother who provides some character building advice. The woman goes home and gets trained to be a therapist. Her clients are emerging baby boomer women with a need for a new perspective on life.
Later she becomes remarried and before the film is over actually apologizes to her daugher and hubby.
So, that is my version but do you have movies you would provide a different ending?