Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Heidi...Review & Giveaway
Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood with her eccentric grandfather, Alpöhi (Ganz), cut off from the outside world in a simple cabin in the breathtaking Swiss mountains. Together with her friend Peter, she tends to grandfather's goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. But these carefree times come to an abrupt end when Heidi is whisked to Frankfurt by her Aunt Dete. The idea is for her to stay with the wealthy Sesemann family and be a playmate for his wheelchair-bound daughter Klara, under the supervision of the strict nanny, Fräulein Rottenmeier. Although the two girls soon become close friends and Klara's grandmother awakes a passion for books in Heidi while teaching her to read and write, young Heidi's longing for her beloved mountains and her grandfather grows ever stronger.
Called "handsomely crafted" (Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post), this most recent adaptation, an international box office smash that has played at top children's film festivals across the U.S., also captured the award for "Best Children's Film" at last year's German Film Awards. Omnibus Entertainment's DVD features both the original German language version with English subtitles, as well as a dubbed version.
Our Thoughts: As I mentioned we were already fans of the story which probably makes us even tougher critics! I can say with certainty that we all loved it! I was so happy with how the movie stayed true to the original. The actors really captured the characters and I thought the little girl who portrayed Heidi was exactly as I had imagined her. The setting was utterly breathtaking with filming actually done in the Swiss Alps. Check it out...
Gorgeous, right? There are very few movies that are really great for the whole family. I have spent a lot of time watching "kid" movies that are silly, animated and full of gags. Now, don't get me wrong, those are fun for what they are (sometimes!) but I really appreciated this movie because it was just a great story brought to life with quality characters, a gorgeous setting and plenty of heartwarming moments. This is the perfect family movie night pick and one that you will turn to for years to come. You can view the trailer here...
This DVD is currently available exclusively at Walmart. You can find it HERE.
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