Its that time of week again ~ family movie night! This week we decided to go for an animated romance! Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart is from the products of A Monster In Paris. You're in for an entertaining whimsical musical fairytale so pop that popcorn and pour the soda!
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart ~ Family Movie Night
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:
- Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones)
- Samantha Barks (Les Misérables)
- Orlando Seale (Pride & Prejudice)
- Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan)
- Richard Ridings (Rise Of The Planet of the Apes)
In stores everywhere October 7th you'll want to grab a copy of this movie to enjoy on your own family movie night! We gave it a 4.5/5 we liked it so much and that's not bad from 2 adults and 2 kids! The kids found the animation a little “creepy” because it wasn't what they're used to but after they got over that it was a fun watch with the whole family curled up on the couch. Rich with imagination, music and magic you'll love this heartwarming story as you follow Jack on his journey to find his one true love!
What's your favorite family movie?
I am sooo looking forward to this! I just read about cuckoo clocks and it seems the tradition started in Germany. The setting in this upcoming animated movie looks like something out of Prague or a similar city. So lovely.