Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 292

movie: Princess and the Frog
starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos
genre: Cartoon,
year: 2009
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: A young waitress with dreams of owning her own restaurant, gets accidentally turned into a frog, when she kisses a cursed prince.  Soon the two are trying to out smart the local Vodun Priest and turn themselves human again.

Okay, this is so not for kids. It's too complicated.  The whole thing is set in the 1920's New Orleans, and the richness of the dialog is a bit heavy for younger audiences. 
The music doesn't have the same zing as previous Disney cartoons, and are very deep with lyrics. It was hard at times to keep an ear on some of the songs.

It is an interesting twist on a classic fable, but it falls short.

what do i think i learned from this film?
It's a story about never giving up on your dreams, but also knowing the difference between what you want in life and what you really need in life. Just because something appears to be one way, does not mean it really is all it's seeming.  True love defies reason sometimes.

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