HOLLYWOOD—Thanksgiving is less than a week away, so plenty of time will be spent wrapping up last minute assignments at work, as well as preparing for the big holiday rush at family gatherings for the big meal. In the midst of all that craziness, many of us will make time to hit the multiplex to de-stress. A variety of films of all genres will hit the multiplex to accommodate all tastes. For those looking for a dramedy, the Vince Vaughn flick “The Delivery Man” is a welcome surprise.
The picture circulates around the discovery of a man who learns that he fathered over 500 children from his sperm donations. Not many guys think about the ramifications of what happens once they make the deposit, but there are women out there using these samples to get pregnant. The movie comes across as being a comedy, and it does indeed have its funny moments between co-stars Vaughn and Chris Pratt, but it’s quite inspiring to say the least. The film examines the bond that a father and child shares; we all like to think being raised by a single parent can still yield great people and that is true, but having both parents in a child’s life indeed has effects. The movie opened nationwide on Friday, November 22.
For the kids, Disney unleashes its newest animated flick “Frozen.” The picture chronicles the tale of two Princesses of Arendelle, Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who happen to be sisters. Anna finds herself on a journey to rescue Princess Elsa after a terrible event places the kingdom in a frigid state. Along the way she encounters a slew of funny friends including Kristoff (voice of Jonathon Groff), Hans (voice of Santino Fontana) and Olaf (voice of Josh Gad). “Frozen” opens in theaters on November 27.
That same day music lovers will be treated to the drama “Black Nativity,” which is based on the popular play. The movie has an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winners, Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whittaker, as well as Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson and Jacob Latimore. The story chronicles a mother and son who come on hard times, and find themselves reaching out to her estranged parents who are quite wealthy to say the least. It’s indeed an inspiring tale about family, forgiveness and the power of music.
So rather you’re looking for comedy, drama, animation or a mix of all, there is something at the multiplex for everyone this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
By LaDale Anderson