Hugo Will Make Your Kids REALLY Appreciate Their Parents

Wed, November 23, 2011 1:55pm EDT by 1 Comment

If you want your children to give serious thanks that they have YOU as parents, definitely take them to see Hugo this holiday weekend.

‘Hugo’ is a sweet, whimsical film set in a 1930s train station in Paris. Sadly, the little boy, Hugo, (Asa Butterfield), who looks to be about 11 or 12 years-old is an orphan who lost his loving clockmaker and repairer dad, played by Jude Law, in a tragic accident.

Now, he’s an orphan, living alone in the walls of the train station and trying to unravel a mystery left by his father’s untimely death.

Fortunately, he is befriended by Isabelle, (Chloe Moretz), the bright and inquisitive daughter of the stations toy store owner, George Melies (Ben Kingsley).

But he also lives in fear of the cold-hearted station master,(Sasha Baron Cohen), who hunts orphans in the train station with his doberman pinscher and sends them off to an orphanage.

What’s the most poignant to me in the film is Hugo’s courage in the face of overwhelming loneliness. Little Asa’s innocent, almost ever-hopeful face, is heartbreaking as he so bravely carries on with only the memory of his father’s love giving him comfort.

The film sensitively reminds you of how terribly hard it must me to be totally alone in the world. And unbearably unfair it is for a child to ever be in this circumstance.

That’s why your children will take away from Hugo’s adventure–a completely renewed appreciation of their parents and family.

Don’t worry though– Hugo does have a happy ending and it’s a beautiful reward for a film that has it’s magical moments!

–Bonnie Fuller

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Posted at 2:13 PM on November 23, 2011  

mi viene da piangere.

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