Bottom Line: Pixar’s first female protagonist-driven movie is a refreshingly simple tale that harkens back to the classic Disney princess movies of old – a movie that’s certain to capture the hearts, minds and box office dollars of both children and parents alike. Breathtaking scenery, rousing adventure and heartfelt resolution make up for a thin (yet still enjoyable) story and you’re promised plenty of wit, humor and fun in this solid entry to the Pixar canon. A movie built for the mother-daughter dynamic – it’s still wonderfully appropriate and relatable for the entire family (and that’s coming from a father who only has sons). BRAVE the long lines this weekend – you’ll be glad you did!
Starring the voices of: Billy Connolly, Craig Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane
Directed by: Brenda Chapman (THE PRINCE OF EGYPT) and Mark Andrews (ONE MAN BAND)
Running time: 100 minutes
Story: Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to change her fate, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall, unleashing chaos in the kingdom. When she turns to an eccentric Witch, she is granted an ill-fated wish and the ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her resources—including her mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse and discover the meaning of true bravery. (Pixar)