Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Review: Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart RELEASED TODAY!
My kids were thrilled they had the opportunity to review a full length movie before it was released on DVD. Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart has just been released TODAY! Although, there were several parts of the movie that were over my kids heads (ages 5 & 8) and not suited for them, which makes sense as it is rated PG.
This movie is going to be appealing to those that are Tim Burton movie-type fans. It is very much created in that style and type of storyline. The theme of the movie in which is child is raised within limitations out of his control learns and explores pushing the boundaries of those limitations for the purpose of love make this a sweet and romantic animated movie.
Movie Description from Shout Factory:
JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART is set in the late 19th century Edinburgh, where little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jack observes three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love. The moment Jack sets eyes on a young girl singing on a street corner, the hands of his clock-heart begin to race. Desperate to find her again, Jack launches himself into a romantic quest that will lead him from the lochs of Scotland, to the city of Paris and all the way to Andalusia.
Adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART features a English-language voice cast of Orlando Seale (Pride and Prejudice), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables ), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).