Reviewed by: Angela Leigh
What do you get when you combine the technology of “Babe”, the story of “Annie”, and a couple of chapters from E.B. White’s novel Stuart Little? “Stuart Little”—the movie!
The film version diverts from the book immediately when Stuart is adopted rather than being born into the Little family. All of our children (ages 4, 6, and 10), us parents included, enjoyed watching Stuart try to gain love and acceptance from his “brother” and the family cat, who are both the cause of much heartache and all of the action in the film.
It was wonderful to see Mr. and Mrs. Little happily married and a loving family portrayed so respectfully. The only negative would be one “d--” and other cynical comments by the house cat and his partners in crime. Happily, the cat has a change of heart, and the alley cats get their just reward in the end.
The best thing about this movie is that it has motivated us to dust off our old paperback and sit down together as a family to re-read an old favorite during Christmas break!
Followed by “Stuart Little 2” (2002)
Year of Release—1999