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Title: VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter
Runtime: 50 minutes
In this movie Ms. Meade, a TV reporter, quits her job so that she can bring joy to people’s lives through musical theater. Her first production is “Up With Bunnies” and she believes that Cassie Cassava, a famous hometown singer, must sing in it for it to be a success. Cassie has plans to sing at her church the next day, however, and says that she can’t perform for Ms. Meade. Thinking that the ends justify the means, Ms. Meade tricks Cassie into singing at her production. The production’s robot bunny gets out of control and ruins both the show and the theater. The lesson in the end is that we should serve others on Easter, just as Jesus came to serve us. Finally, Ms. Meade sees what Easter is all about.
In my opinion, VeggieTales has really gone downhill. This movie was inane and I wouldn’t have finished it if it weren’t for the fact that I were doing a review. The story seemed convoluted and pointless. The lesson was tacked on, but it didn’t seem to fit with the story very well. I doubt children would come away from this movie with any new knowledge or even an understanding of the purported main point of the movie. The one redeeming aspect is Cassie Cassava’s solo in the church on Sunday morning.
I don’t recommend this movie because it seems just a little too nonsensical to teach any kind of lasting lesson.
Age: Up to Elementary-age kids