Peter Rabbit opens in theaters this Friday, February 9th, but we got a chance to host the Chicago advance screening last Saturday!
The event began with bunny painting where the kids could get their faces or hands/arms painted by amazing artists.
With bunny ears and snacks, it was time to watch Peter Rabbit.
Peter Rabbit tells the story of a bunny and his family who are always sneaking into Mr. McGregor's garden to steal his vegetables. I'll be honest, I was a little nervous to see this movie. Peter Rabbit has a special place in my heart. My nursery when I was a baby was Beatrix Potter and I always loved that little bunny, even if he was a little mischievous. Seeing the modern day take with the rascal, rebel rabbit made me worry that Peter Rabbit would lose some of his sweetness and the charm of Beatrix Potter.
There is nothing to worry about. The Peter Rabbit movie was the perfect blend of kid, laugh out loud funny while paying tribute to the original. While not giving anything away, I loved how they brought in the iconic Peter Rabbit images to the movie. Peter Rabbit is adorable, hilarious and he can sometimes take things a little too far. You really couldn't ask for more in this modern day version.
The visual effects are seamless. You would never think that neighbor to the bunny family, Bea, is not actually petting and cuddling real life rabbits. Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson are the great in Peter Rabbit. James Corden is so amazing as the voice of Peter Rabbit and Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki are perfect as Peter's triplet sisters.
And I wasn't the only one who loved it, all seven of us thought it was great! Even my husband who can be a little hard to please was literally LOL'ing throughout the movie. Here's what the kids had to say:
Ellie, age 10, says, “Peter Rabbit is just phenomenal! By far totally my absolute favorite movie with a bunny ever!” and her sister, Madeline says, "Peter Rabbit is awesome. So so funny!"
"My favorite part of Peter Rabbit was that WILD house party!", Dylan, age 8 says and Will (3) says he just loved all of those funny bunnies and their best friends.
We would recommend Peter Rabbit for families with kids of all ages. In our group we had kids from 3-10 and the movie held all of their attentions, and the grown ups, too. It was a great day and we were thrilled to share it with our kids and our fun TLSF readers who won the giveaway!
Are you planning on taking your kids to see Peter Rabbit?
Disclosure: The Little Style File has partnered with Sony Pictures on this post. All opinions are honest and our own.