Leap Movie Review

Leap is the newest animated movie to hit theaters this month. It came on the scene quietly, but don’t let that keep you away.  Your kids, especially little girls, will love it!

Leap is the story of an orphaned girl, Felicie (voiced by Elle Fanning), following her dream to be a ballerina in Paris.  She escapes the orphanage with her best friend, Victor (Nat Wolff), and heads to the city in chase of her dreams.  Even though the movie is set in the late 1800’s kids will have no problem following along and understanding.

Felicie and Victor face several challenges alone in the city, including being separated from each other.  Felicie ends up pretending to be someone she’s not (someone she doesn’t like at all) in order to get her chance at dancing at the school of her dreams.  She learns that it’s not going to be as easy as she thought and that it takes more than just a love of dance to get her on the big stage. Finally, she ends up in a dance off against the girl whose identity she stole.

While this is not the best animated film of the year, it was cute with likeable characters.  My children both enjoyed the movie and it was fun to see all the little girls dance their way out of the theater.  And there is no need to stay for the end of the credits, there is no after scene.  Kids will love the movie and parents, well, parents will probably think it’s cute.

Leap opens nationwide Friday (8/25/17).

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Rated PG, Run Time 90 minutes, #LeapMovie

 

 

Disclaimer: I attended a media screening of this movie.

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