Before I begin this review, I want to describe a situation I’m sure all couples have experienced, at least once in their relationship. Your significant other comes to you and says, “Hey Muffin! Let’s watch “insert random movie title,” I hear it’s great!” You say, “shut up, woman/man!” That’s that, you refuse to watch the movie. It’s just not your “type” of film. Next day, you bump into someone, doesn’t matter who, could be your best friend, mailman, milkman or that homeless man that keeps threatening you with a spoon. You casually mention that your “significant other” suggested such and such a movie and you balked at the idea of watching it. Your friend then proceeds to tell you, “that movie is great! You should watch it!” You reply, “yeah maybe you’re right!”
See, I’m going to stop right here and give a big ol’ warning. Do not, I repeat do not, tell your significant other that you want to watch the film cause a friend said it was good, after he or she already suggested it. Don’t! No good will come from this. Instead say something like, “you know what Pumpkin, I change my mind, lets watch “insert random movie title”‘. If you follow these steps you’ll thank me later. (Unless of course the movie suggested was “based on a Nicholas Sparks novel”. If so, run! Run till you see the ocean, then jump in and keep swimming, till you drown. The only escape is death when a film inspired by a Nicholas Sparks novel is suggested. Trust me on this, you’ll thank me later.)
As you can see by the review title, this wasn’t a Sparks film. Whew! I do however need to apologize to my wife, as I didn’t follow my rule and told her a hobo said it was good. After a small argument, we watched the movie and thanks to Pete the Spoon, I watched a light, funny and heartwarming film.
Lessons learned, by Tatlock.
Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: Set in Southern California, a father with his two children are terrorized and hunted throughout the night by wild animals after buying a zoo.
Short nitty-gritty real plot description from IMDb is as follows: Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.
*Comments made on Scarlett throughout the film: I’d buy a zoo if she came with it. I’d ride her like an animal. I’d shave her like an animal (not my best work).