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For every mother, daughter, and/or Warrior,
This review is from: Brave (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
I don't enjoy every box office hit animated movie, but I thoroughly enjoyed Brave. The ending theme may be about bravery, but the story is rich in family relationship and in choosing who you are, who you want to be and how you treat others. It's a great movie to take your kids to see with you.
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Initial post: Nov 22, 2012 7:00:44 PM PST
Kristin S. Molden says:
I agree with you completely. I was planning on going to this movie with my Son but my 15 year old daughter and I went together instead. I was so happy we did. It was a perfect story for the both of us.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 7:28:19 PM PST
thank you for such a nice comment. You made me smile. I am so glad you had a nice time with your daughter at the movie. I enjoyed it myself as both a daughter and a mother.
Posted on Jan 27, 2013 1:49:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2013 2:26:02 PM PST
Irena Dubrovna says:
I wonder if Pixar realizes that they have a movie
star on their payroll? The girl who plays Merida
is amazing. All the other actors "fade away" on
the screen when she is there. The movie 'Brave'
is rather boring - a poor script, with a poor
ensemble of actors, save for "the Merida girl". I
hope Pixar finds a more suitable script, and
ensemble cast for her, but alas they may have her
trapped in one of those 'Brave sequel' contracts,
prohibiting her from appearing in other movies...
Pixar and Merida, may end up looking like Elvis and
the Colonel. She's a movie star, but will we (her
fans) get to see her in the kind of movies we
would like to see her in? Again, 'Brave' was kind of
boring, but "a star is born". And that was interesting
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 10:19:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2013 11:57:04 AM PST
I think, if memory serves me correctly, the actress
who plays Merida, her real name is Penelope Pumpernickel. She
grew up just oustside Glasgow, Scotland, where she
attended William Wallace High. During that time, she was "discovered"
by Sean Connery's former agent, Fergus "I want my fee dom" McScrooge,
who had a few years earlier befriended Steve Jobs - one of the founders
of Pixar - having met him on a local golf course, of all places... Fergus
learned that the director of one of their latest movies, 'Brave', was having
difficulty casting the role of Merida. It seems that they had Jane Levy
(Suburgatory, TV show) in mind, for the role of Merida, but rumor was that
due to a lifetime fear of horses, she was insisting on a stunt double
to do the scenes involving horseback riding - causing much
friction with the director and crew. Fergus informed Steve J. that
he knew a girl who would be perfect for the part of Merida. And
so, a screen test would lead to her being cast for the role of Merida...
I think that is what I remember reading in that article in the
September 2012 of WE Magazine (the tabloid version of the more
popular, US Weekly)... It should be noted however, that it is only
a rumor : Ms. Levy may have no difficulty in fact, around horses.
Although such fears are not uncommon. For example, I once read that
Victoria Principal is afraid of geese... OK, that too may have been a malicious
Personally, I would like Penelope (she is known as "Penny" by family, and friends)
to do a Marilyn Monroesque turn in a movie such as 'Sensible Guys prefer
Girls with Freckles' or 'How to land a Tax Evader'. Or perhaps a
Schwarzenggeresque action movie, such as 'Doomasaur' (about a carnivourous
raptor who builds a time machine, and seeks to change the course of human
evolution, and only a "commando-scientist" type, played by Ms. Pumpernickel,
can stop her). But that's me. And I do not mean to suggest that my interests
in movies reflect in anyway the interests of the vast majority of the movie-going
Trivia (Gossip?) :
Recently, Penny was seen at a cafe on Sunset Boulevard having a cup of coffee
with the actor, Phrank Farmer, who played Merida's horse, but they insisted that
they were "just friends" and drove away in separate cars, wearing sunglasses, as
is customary in LA... The role of Angus, the horse, was originally supposed to go
to the actor Michael Chiklis (The Thing, The Fantastic Four), but when asked, he said
something like, "**&^!" and hung up. His agent would later say that it was not that
he did not like the director, but that it had something to do with an allergy he had
developed to polyvinyl costuming during the filming of 'Fantastic Four'.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 11:14:12 AM PST
Irena, Thank you for posting such an interesting comment!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2013 11:14:31 AM PST
Star Bux, Thank you for posting such an interesting comment!
Posted on Jan 28, 2013 12:00:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2013 12:02:36 PM PST
A stone, a sling-shot ... would it travel in a straight-line?
She "curves the arrow"... Some, desire celibacy, to be "nuns"
and "priests", but society frowns upon them, suspects them of
being "witches" or "warlocks", working for the other side...
But clearly, there was not a happy couple in sight, it seems.
I think her mom attacked her dad, because she remembered her
first love, the other bear, who was once a prince... "I forbid you
from seeing that horse!"
OK, so how's that for an interesting comment?
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