Thursday, November 1, 2012
I recently had the opportunity to watch a screener for an incredibly inspirational movie. It's called "Little Red Wagon" and here's a short synopsis:
LITTLE RED WAGON is based on the inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zach Bonner on his quest to change the world with nothing more than his beat-up red wagon and a blazing spirit of philanthropy. When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking from his house in Tampa, Florida to the White House, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters, and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation.
I was very interested in watching this since I'm from Florida and my family lives in the Tampa area. I remember when Charley was approaching and they were right in the path. Thankfully as the movie shows, the storm veered, but it still had a huge impact on those it hit head-on. That impact was the inspiration for Zach (in the movie, not my kiddo ;)).
The movie sends such a great message. Anybody, at any age, can make a difference. It's a great movie to watch with your kids, it teaches them compassion for others, and the true spirit of philanthropy. And it's a real story that touches on the trials and tribulations that doing a work of this magnitude imposes on a family. Truly a feel-good type movie :).
If you're looking for a great family movie that also teaches your kids a little something about caring for their fellow man, please check it out!
Locally Little Red Wagon opens in theaters this Friday, Nov 2 at the Harkins Superstition Springs in Mesa. Check your listings for when it might play in your area!