Based on the beloved children's novel by Wendy Mass, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is a family-friendly adventure film starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano.
* Available on DVD, on demand, and in digital release March 06, 2012! *
In the movie, 12-year-old Jeremy Fink receives a mysterious wooden box with the words “The Meaning of Life – for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13 birthday.” The box has four locks, but the keys are lost. In order to find out what secrets lie within the box, it’s up to Jeremy and his best friend Lizzy to search high and low throughout Manhattan for clues to the keys.
The adventure takes them from flea markets to science museums, and the duo meet an assortment of wacky and interesting characters along the way. Each encounter unlocks a clue, bringing them closer to finding out just what’s in the box – and ultimately the greatest secret of them all!
My girls (7 and 11) and I sat down to watch this together, and I honestly didn't think that Orangie(7) would sit and watch the whole thing....but i was wrong! This movie is fantastic! It is admittedly a tad slow at the beginning, but once the story gets going you're totally sucked in. I loved the actors in it, especially Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), and it was so nice to see Mira Sorvino again! Jeremy Fink is a wonderful family-friendly movie! I know that we'll certainly be watching it again!
You should definitely watch the trailer!
The DVD is loaded with special features, including cast interviews, deleted scenes, bloopers, a limited edition o-card with glitter spotting, and a downloadable audio reading by author Wendy Mass of the book's first chapter.
The film is rated PG with a runtime of 88 minutes. The suggested retail price for the DVD is $29.99
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* Disclosure: I received a copy of the film for free thanks to Childs Play in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. *