“Take a family-friendly adventure around Manhattan without leaving the comfort of home! Based on the beloved children’s novel by Wendy Mass, the new DVD release of Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life follows a boy’s adventures around New York City as he pursues his personal quest for the “meaning of life.”
Just one month before his 13th birthday, Jeremy receives a mysterious wooden box with the words “The Meaning of Life – for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13th birthday.” The search for the box’s four keys leads him and his best friend Lizzy on the search of a lifetime!
Starring Academy Award® winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award® winner Joe Pantoliano, this engaging film (rated PG) is available on DVD, on demand and in digital release, March 6.”
After watching the new DVD movie, “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life”, I can happily say I really want to read the book.
At the beginning of the movie we are introduced to Jeremy and his friend Lizzy(friend NOT girl friend, they make the perfectly clear, lol). Jeremy lost his father 5 years ago and Lizzy’s mom ran out on her recently too. Both have been friends for as long as they can remember. A few weeks before Jeremy’s 13th birthday he receives a box from his dad. Even though his dad dies 5 years earlier, he had planned with his lawyer to have Jeremy get this box.
The box said, “The Meaning of Life – for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13 birthday.” there are four keys needed to be found and Jeremy and Lizzy decide it’s their summer mission to find these keys. Little did they know they would be taken on a strange adventure and learn so much along the way.
I loved this movie, the whole time I couldn’t wait to see what was in the box and I couldn’t wait to see what new and strange person they would meet along the way of trying to get the box open.
I was afraid the movie was going to be “stupid cheesy”. But it was actually “funny, crazy, cheesy”. from quirky Jeremy to his eccentric mom, to the man Oswald they have to help, to everyone. it was a crazy movie full of fun and adventure.
I really hope Wendy Mass will write more Jeremy Fink books and that there will be more movies. The characters are so easy to be drawn to and want more from. I also loved their choices in actors for the movie, everyone fit perfectly.
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