I just got home from a 5:30 Opening Night screeening of the new animated feature Sing!- and gals, let me tell you. The Rosita Pig character was so incredibly relatable that I found myself tearfully fist-bumping the air in solidarity.
Even if you aren’t a singer, us moms can find ourselves in Reese’s character. I saw myself in her repetitive daily routine caring for 25 piglets (ok, she trumps my 3) and trying to connect with her exhausted hubby at the end of his long work day. She dreams of something more, and finds a spark of that dream when a poster for a Singing Competition flies through her kitchen window. You know, flying on the breeze of fate itself.
Reese nails the character’s shy-but-desperate-to-break-out-of-her-shell personality and boy can this Mama sing!
But despite her adventurous singing breakthrough, she never loses touch of how much her true job of motherhood means to her. She never looks at her life as sad or wanting, she just wants to sparkle. And I can relate.
I love my home life with all my heart, but some times this mama just needs to sing! And knowing that my little piglets and my hubby would be right there in the front row cheering me on would make my song that much sweeter.
My husband, my twelve year old and my two year old went with me, and Littlest (10 weeks) slept the whole time in my Fidella Fly Tai wrap. My family all agree that Sing is the best movie we have seen in ages. The soundtrack was great, of course, and the cast was top shelf. Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson to name a few.
Grab your family and go see this fantastic movie ASAP. It’s perfect timing with family in town time for the holidays, and worth the theatre ticket cost for sure. It had us all dancing in our seats, and my husband even shed a tear during a touching father/son moment. (Just Don’t tell him I told you that…)
Overall it scores a big two thumbs up!