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Great Mom’s Night Out | Tully Hits Theatres

There is no denying that motherhood is one of the hardest jobs to do in the world. Often times a mother’s reality is forgotten on the sacrifices, hard work and dedication that is done every single day.

Motherhood is full of laughs, love, triumphs, challenges and at times a lot of crazy. Sometimes a night out is what we need and there is a movie hitting theatres just in time for a mom’s night out.

Tully is about Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn who goes through many of the challenges of motherhood. Then she is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Tully is a new comedy from Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Starring in the movie is Charlize Theron (Academy Award® winner), Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston.

If you are looking for a mom’s night out then this would make a perfect film to check out!

Special thank you to Universal Films Canada for the opportunity to promote Tully and host a giveaway on our Facebook page (contest only valid on May 4, 2018).

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

–          Momma Braga

DreamWorks Trolls Provides Joyful Entertainment

“I think everyone deserves happiness.” – Poppy

*This review is not a sponsored or endorsed in any way. Momma Braga was not compensated for this post.

Since we have had some pleasant movie experiences recently with my two year old, Nikki, I thought we should see one more on our list this year. So off we went to see the new DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.

Trolls is an adorable comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. You are transported into a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

Trolls is filled with a great soundtrack with five original songs and also has a number of classic hits from the ‘60s through the ‘80s. So it is really hard to stay still in your seats as you can’t help but move to the music throughout the movie. My daughter and her best friend were on their feet for most of the movie as they couldn’t help dance to the great music! It made the movie that more enjoyable!

The best part about movie reviews, is the ability to interpret the movie to what it meant to you and what message you got from it. Everyone perceives and interprets information differently which is what makes us all unique. So here is what we thought of Trolls.

We loved the animation, the music and the storyline. Our favorite song is one that I will share in this review as the message is so important for our children and even for us adults. It is about not letting anything get you down and to keep on trying. Just love it!!!

The storyline on what happiness is so beautifully executed in the most adorable way! The positive messaging in the movie as a parent is my favorite as you cannot have enough of it nowadays. It’s a feel good movie that was so great to watch with my daughter who is very impressionable.

“Happiness isn’t something you put inside you. It’s already there. Sometimes you just need someone to help you find it.” – Poppy

Nikki and I give Trolls five toddler dance moves out of five! We will definitely be adding this one to our collection when it comes out on DVD.

Until next time…..Happy Parenting!

– Momma Braga
#MelandNikkiReview
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Disney’s Moana Making Waves on the Big Screen

“Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface. Far beneath.” – Moana

*This review is not a sponsored or endorsed in any way. Momma Braga was not compensated for this post.

Recently my two year old, Nikki and I had a mommy and daughter movie day and we went to see the new Walt Disney Animation, Moana.

This is not our first time at the movie theatre so Nikki had a good handle of the concept of watching a movie outside of our living room. Since Nikki is a toddler, it can be difficult for her to stay still through the duration of a movie; however, to my surprise she stayed glued to the movie with the occasional wanting to sit on my lap instead of her own seat.

So let’s talk about Moana! The movie takes us on a journey with Moana (a spirited teenager and daughter of the Chief from Motusi) who struggles to figure out where she is meant to be. She is torn between her father’s expectations of her and her feeling that there is more out in the ocean for her. Once her home is in jeopardy she sets out on an adventure to save her people. Part of her journey is to convince the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across open ocean where she encounters enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Nikki and I give Moana five toddler high fives out of five! We will definitely be adding this one to our collection of Disney movies as soon as it comes out.

Now I must warn parents that if you have a sensitive toddler then they may be afraid of some parts of the movie as my daughter did. I just assured her that everything was ok and she didn’t need to be afraid as it was only a movie. These parts were very minimal in the movie; therefore, it did not affect our rating of it.

We loved the animation, the characters (especially the larger than life characters such as Maui who is played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and the music was great too!

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Walt Disney Animation is truly stepping outside the traditional storylines which I love as they are really building to empower and inspire all children.

The story is beautifully written that allows you to feel the emotions throughout the movie (I did have tears at one point). Even though most of the focus is on Moana (voiced by Auli’I Cravalho) trying to find out who she is…she also helps Maui believe in himself again.

“The gods aren’t the ones who make you Maui, you are.” – Moana

Moana is on our list of must see as you will love it from start to finish and it will teach many valuable lessons.

Until next time…..Happy Parenting!

– Momma Braga
#MelandNikkiReview

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