Sunday, December 11, 2011

Movie Magic... "Hugo"

David and I just returned from a night of dinner and a movie.  I got to pick the movie tonight, and I chose, Hugo.  Have you seen it yet?

It made me feel like a child again!  It was purely magical.  I'm not sure when I last saw a film that made me see things through the youthful eyes of a child quite like this film does.

Hugo is directed by Martin Scorsese.  The casting is superb, with Sasha Baron Cohen (Borat) playing an awkward detective out to get our hero Hugo (Asa Butterfield), and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) playing the miserly old owner of a toy shop.  Jude Law and Emily Mortimer also have small roles.

The film is based on a book by Brian Selznick called The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  Rather than wreck the magic of the film, I'm not going to give you the plot line... but if you absolutely must have one, click here.

Just go see it!  

1 comment:

  1. I am eagerly awaiting Christmas break so I can take Jaden to see this movie! When Jaden was young I tried convincing him to let me buy the book for him (me) on every trip to the bookbook store. I was never sucessful in that pursuit and seeing the movie will take me back to the days when Jaden was still my little buddy :)