Written September 03, 2014
My Baby Boomer husband and I took our 30-year old daughter and her husband and our nine-year-old granddaughter and her best friend, and we all loved it. There's magic, a compelling and touching story, lots of humor (for adults too!). In other words, a great Pixar family film.
Written April 19, 2015
Well, first of all I liked the movie. My wife and daughter liked it a lot more than me, so maybe I'm over analyzing everything. But I know when I left the theater after seeing Up, or Wall-ee, or Toy Story, I was left with a lot of themes to think about. That's what I expect when I see a Pixar movie. But here, we have the Disney-young-and-fiery-female-lead (think Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Mulan, Pocahontas) model trying to break free of parental authority and be the free spirit they are meant to be. So we have a pedestrian, road-worn script and direction stuffed into the gorgeous palette of Pixar animation and setting. The voice talents were fine. I'm a fan of Kelly Macdonald, and could listen to her read the telephone book. But I didn't leave the theater in wonder, like I usually do after seeing a Pixar movie. I liked the movie for what it was, and I truly appreciate the beautiful job on the animation. But I found the story lacking.
Written June 28, 2012
Don't listen to the nay-sayers, beautifully done Pixar movie - the animation makes you wish you were in Scotland! Good story and love the cute brothers...girl power!
Written September 02, 2014
I have 2 5yr old girls and they loved the movie though they were a little scared during the bear scenes. They laughed alot and really enjoyed it.
My husband and I thought it lacked something but couldn't pinpoint what. Still enjoyable and the movie should do well. We will purchase the movie when it comes out. :)
Written July 04, 2015
This was another Disney Pixar triumph!! A wonderfully animated, entertaining story with a great life lesson built in!! In a world of Reality TV, projecting all sorts of vulgarities into the minds of our chldren this wonderful tale speaks of the struggle parents face with their children growing into young adults. Love, respect and family wins in the end!!
PS..My 8 year old daughter LOVED IT!!