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Alabama Moon [Blu-ray]

4.2 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews

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Eleven-year-old Moon Blake has spent most of his life hiding out in the forests of Alabama with his father, an anti-government radical who clings to conspiracy theories and trusts no one. Moon's life suddenly changes when the land is sold and his father dies. Knowing only what he learned from his father, Moon decides to follow his last instructions; make your way to Alaska where people could still make a living off trapping. In the path of civilization, Moon quickly lands himself in a reform school where he meets the mean-spirited Constable Sanders and learns what friendship is all about. Determined to get to Alaska, he and his new friends escape from the school outwitting Constable Sanders each step of the way. Alabama Moon is a classic kid's film (based on the novel by Watt Key), complete with adventure and survival that most kids only dream about.

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Product Details

  • Actors: John Goodman, Clint Howard, Jimmy Bennett
  • Directors: Tim McCanlies
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Team Marketing
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007EUK1GC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,975 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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By Thomas Gray on June 22, 2011
Format: DVD
Outstanding!!!! 5 stars....

A great family film about a boy raised in the wild basically, parents die. Sent to a school for boys run by heartless people.

Boy (moon) and 3 others break out and on the run using his skills as a woods-boy they survive and have a great adventure.

Hunted by a dirty cop, they run and have fun doing it.

Full of surprises, Bennett and Goodman give outstanding performances as do the other main kids in the movie. You learn how to laugh, cry and change all overnight.

This is a MUST SEE as it brings back the adventures I had when I was a kid and the times playing in the woods. And it is also good for young people to see it.
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This is an excellent movie based on the Watt Key book by the same name, following a young boys' (Moon) trials and tribulations after his father passes away.

Directed by Tim McCanlies, known for The Iron Giant, Secondhand Lions, and Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, this movie is another great work by McCanlies. Much like Secondhand Lions, McCanlies captures the experiences Moon is going through so well. I've seen this movie half a dozen times and each time I get drawn into Moon's world. Clint Howard does an excellent job as does John Goodman. Jimmy Bennett as Moon is the perfect fit as well.

Hopefully we'll see a Bluray version soon.
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This is a great little film and excellent for watching with kids, particularly boys.

John Goodman delivers a great character, and the child lead plays his role very well.

This film didn't get seen by many, which is very common these days for little indies, but the cool thing is that (like Firefly and so many other projects) it may get found though online distribution.

Share it with your friends.
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I waited and waited for this excellent movie to become available on Netflix, then finally ordered a copy from Amazon. Well, I just LOVED the movie=) Jimmy Bennett was outstanding as usual, and the movie is now a definite favorite of mine. Give it a gander; you will not regret it=)
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This movie is delightful to watch and carries on through to a very satisfying ending. Alabama Moon is the story of a young boy raised in very unusual circumstances who overcomes obstacles with his youthful determination and eventually finds himself a place where he can love and be loved in return.

Having been taught to distrust people, he has to learn that although there are bad people around there are also many good people that will help if given the opportunity. Fortunately, when he needs help the most, those people step forward to help him find his way. The overall impression of the movie is inspiring and hopeful; this is one suitable for the entire family.
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This movie follows the books closely and is very good. Watch for language with younger children. I highly recommend both the book and the movie. John Goodman is an excellent Mr. Wellington.
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The movie tugged at my heart strings. Moon is such a sweet young man with a head full of knowledge that can take him through life with no problems but he wants friends. My husband (now passed away) and his friend were like Moon. They used to camp out for days just the two of them 30 miles from home. The knew how to live off the land and provide for themselves. He wants a family. I loved the book and so glad it is a movie. The Book "Alabama Moon" holds a very special place in my heart for a loving reason.I would suggest this movie to anyone that has boys that want to see how it is to learn to live off the land that God gave us.
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This is a very entertaining and touching movie in the tradition of all ages movies. Any red-blooded American will like this movie.
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