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How BRAVE Gave me a new perspective on LIFE!

Posted by on June 23, 2012

Walt Disney Studios invited me out to a screening of “Brave” last Thursday night.  I honestly couldn’t wait to see the movie since the first time I saw the trailer almost 6 months ago.  The feisty and independent driven “Mirada” and her mother Queen Elinor scolding after her telling what she could not do.

What mother and daughter haven’t gone through this?  What mother and daughter couldn’t relate to this scenario over and over again.

And can I tell you this was the first 3D experience I’ve had since I was child.  I was the “anti-3d” girl, but after sitting through Brave 3D I have a much more open mind towards 3D movies.

The premise of the movie is this: 

“Queen Elinor”(voice of Emma Thompson) and “King Fergus”(Billy Connelly) sent out requests to do a challenge of the Princess’ choosing in which the winner would become her bethrothed.  Independent “Mirada” (voice of Kelly Macdonald) wanted nothing to do with this, and was on a mission to change her mother’s mind when she ran across a witch in the forest.  With one spell, lives all around would be changed.  The spell sure did its magic, and “Mirada” soon learned the mistake she had made, and now it was in her power to make it right again.

This movie has a little something for everyone whether it’s the daughter who can truly relate to young “Mirada” in wanting to do things her own way, or whether it is with “Queen Elinor” who just wants what is right for their daughter, and after all, mother knows best.  Or for the men that goes to see this movie having little immature moments of clan fighting, pulling down trousers, or the three young brothers who cause lots of ruckus, all in good fun.  If you have young children, there are violent parts of the movie, and some scary parts so I’d recommend any child 8 or older, but it’s in knowing your child.

And as for the message I took away from the movie?

Do you ever have a moment in life where a movie hits home on something that is going on in your own life?  Well, BRAVE truly did this for me.  As I related to myself in “Mirada’s” shoes in being the fesity and independent young woman that I have become and trying to live life on my own terms.

I was able to stand back for a moment and think about what could possibly be going through my mother’s mind through the character of “Queen Elinor.”

And the true message that came out of the movie for me was “Pride.”  In which, does pride tend to get in the way of our relationships time and time again?  Or is it truly up to us to put pride aside, and remember what’s truly important.  So, yes, Brave, you tricky little movie that you were, you gave me a whole new perspective on the situation I’m going through right now, and I’m letting you know I’m putting my “pride” aside to mend what has been torn.

Have you seen the movie “Brave?” yet?  If so, leave me a comment letting me know how you liked it, and what you took away from the movie.  If you have yet to see it, please go, it was a fun loving movie, and one Disney movie that brought the importance of a mother and daughter relationship to light.

oh, and you’re absolutely going to love the young three brothers, they’re adorable!!

Disclosure: Walt Disney Studios provided me with a free movie screening of “Brave” but these were my views on the movie, and yes, I loved the movie and would recommend it.  

11 Responses to How BRAVE Gave me a new perspective on LIFE!

  1. Candi

    My daughter has been asking to go see this. I was thinking about pride this weekend. It is the hardest thing for some to get over. I see this between my husband and son and it can be very destroying. Maybe it will be good for us all to see.

    • Jamie

      Aww, I’m sorry to hear that =)

      Your kids are older right Candi? There’s just been some concern about the violence in it, etc but if your children are older it’s a non-issue =)

  2. Alexis Grace

    I actually can’t wait to see this movie! Bummer about being in Chicago- I don’t get to attend previews like I did in LA!

    • Jamie

      LA is pretty amazing in that way… often times I forgot how movie centric this city is, but it’s all around us… lol

  3. Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey

    I am so looking forward to take my boys to see this movie….I absolutely adore Disney movies with strong girl/woman characters and message :)

    • Jamie

      There is some scary parts since the mom turns into a bear, and there is a violent fight scene so be prepared for that. How old are your boys again? =)

  4. Meghann @ Fuzzy.Little.Wishballs

    Please forgive me for not fully reading your post. Its not you, its me ;)
    I’m dying to take my daughter to it and have even been refusing tv previews. haha I just want to know as little as possible about the story so its a surprise.
    Does anyone else eve do that?

    • Jamie

      No, no worries, I don’t blame you at all =)

      I tried not to give out too many details of the movie and keep it very basic… ;) lol

  5. George Lee

    I loved how honest you were about the movie’s after effects, I cried my way through this entire movie with my wife and kids.

  6. Lisa D.B. Taylor

    We can’t wait to see Brave. We love Disney movies *and* I do love the color of that girl’s hair!

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