STORM BOY Film review and Family Printables

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STORM BOY

In Select Theaters Nationwide on April 5, 2019

Synopsis

Michael ‘Storm Boy‘ Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) has grown up to be a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father (Jai Courtney).

He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy (Finn Little), he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr.Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

 

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Directed By: Shawn Seet
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson, Morgana Davies

 

If you know me even a little bit then you know that I love animals. Big, small, cute, ugly, I just love them all. When I was contacted about the movie Storm Boy I had never heard of it but was intrigued by the synopsis provided. I also knew immediately that I would need to have a box of tissues ready for the waterworks this movie was gonna evoke. I wasn’t wrong.

LOVE TAKES RISKS

This is a beautiful film, one that will make you nostalgic for your own life stories. Finn Little is amazing as little Michael Kingley as is Geoffrey Rush as grown-up version. Then, of course, the real-life Pelicans are also stars in their own right. This movie is a moving tale of nurture and love, something I feel like we all have inside of us just waiting to come forth, in Kingsley’s case, Mr. Percival the Pelican brought it forth.

LOVE TAKES COURAGE

I really enjoyed the movie, and even more so the lesson it teaches. Regret is a powerful thing, but so is love. This is a great father-son tale and would be great for families to watch together. I would suggest that it would most likely capture kids 11 and up since I don’t think it would capture the attention of the younger ones.

 

You can print out the following Storm Boy activity pack full of educational information for parents and for educators.

I also have some coloring and activity sheets for you to print as well.

 


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