Monday, November 02, 2009

A Classic ?

I have never heard of this movie but Jeremy downloaded it onto our Netflix on Demand. Made in 1956, he insisted that this movie is a children's classic and he watched in school as a kid. So we thought we'd give it a try.

Tessa LOOOOOVES it. She is glued the whole time that this little boy is chasing his magical red balloon around Paris and she shouts at the tv 'oh no!', 'find it'...'the balloon!!!' The first time we watched it she actually cried, yes real tears, when the boy lost his balloon.

Just a few days ago she started handing out invisible balloons to us and likes to pretend like it's flying away and she's trying to catch it.

If you're like me and have never heard of it, here's a little info: The cool thing is that it's only 30 min, so it's a nice little snippet of tv time for Tessa. Who knew?


LeeandLoren said...

I LOVE that movie! I remeber watching it as a little kid to. I agree with Jeremy, an absolute classic.

Stephany said...

oh my god I love this movie - it's been years since I've seen it... Good call Jeremy - I can totally get why tessa loves this movie!

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura:

You won't believe this, but this is also one of my favorite movies. I think I first saw it when I was about 8-9 years old, around 1960. It was my first exposure to an avante gard film and I thought it was wonderful. I'm so glad Tessa enjoys it!