Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
About the Cast:Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!
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In my opinion:
I enjoyed watching The Boxcar Children. I watched it with my four year old and he kept asking me questions so I know he was engrossed in the film.
Spoiler alert...I did have my own questions regarding the story. It didn't make sense that the grandfather didn't recognize Henry. Also, why didn't the kids know their grandfather? I was hoping for a better explanation. And, where were the parents? What was their deal? Where was their grandmother? And it seemed a little weird that the grandfather already had rooms for each of the children.
Also, the animation was different. However, the story captivated my heart and I loved the characters. The children worked together to make it work. Hard work does pay off. I felt that the story could reach a lot of people that are in the same situation. And if we aren't in the same situation, we can try and help those who are struggling.
I loved the quote, "There is a place for everyone. We will find ours." Let us all find our place and make it work even when life throws us a curve ball. Great movie and awesome storyline.
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