Last night Leah put up the 3M hooks and hung our craft mats (which are really oven liners--work great because nothing sticks to them).
Despereaux (voiced by Matthew Broderick) is different from other mice: He reads books, has ears too big for his too-small body and loves the human Princess Pea (Emma Watson). With his friend, a rat named Roscuro (Dustin Hoffman), Despereaux sets out to escape the castle dungeon and win the girl of his dreams. Sigourney Weaver, William H. Macy and Kevin Kline also lend their voices to this adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's Newberry Medal-winning books.
We actually hated it! Very dark, filled with negative stereotypes, disjointed plot, ugly characters, and we felt it was not teaching good lessons (like the fat, stupid girl who lived her life being envious, dreaming of crowns and fancy clothing, who stole from the princess and was a generally unlikeable person--was suddenly rewarded in the end--even by the princess--no real explanations??) If there was a chance to actually show a moral--they leapt past it every time. Now, neither Leah nor I have ever read the books, so I don't know if the story was just ruined by this movie production or what? But the movie--neither of us would recommend it at all.