August 19th. we headed over to one of LA’s hot spots, The Grove for the premiere of the latest Weinstein Group film, Leap! We were lucky enough to watch Leap! a few months ago at a screening and loved it so much that we couldn’t wait to watch it again at the LA premiere. Upon arrival, we were treated to decorating your own Sprinkles Cupcakes and personalizing some fun Yoobi notebooks.
So what is this movie about?
It is a movie about a sweet, determined orphan named Felicie (voiced by Elle Fanning) who dreams of escaping the orphanage to dance in the Grand Opera House. Her best friend Victor (Dane DeHaan) is always coming up with new ways for them to escape to Paris but they always get caught until one night when they outsmart the headmaster. They wake up in Paris and see the Grand Opera House. They make a bet to see who can make their dreams come true first. A whole slew of cute trials and tribulations confront them as they try to make their dreams come true. At the end they both triumph.
Why do I love this movie?
- The theme: Never give up on your dreams
- There were no “scary” parts of the movie
- There was no questionable language for kids of any age
- It was well written and the songs were so catchy
I was initially under the impression that the movie would be geared for girls; however after watching it, it is truly gender neutral. The main characters are a young boy Victor and a young girl Felicie. It is truly a story based on their adventures to accomplish their dreams. It will remind you of being a young kid, looking at the world thinking that there were endless possibilities. This movie made the young dancer in me smile and remind myself that I am not too old to dream still. I still have dreams and that there is no reason I should not be chasing after them still.
GO SEE LEAP! It is out in theaters on August 25th!