Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Movie Recommendation: Non-Transferable

Well, we are sick here again. This time it looks like a viral thing that's causing exhaustion and sore throats. So, what are a homeschooling mom and her high school daughter to do when we're too sick for school and on Valentine's Day, no less?

Rest, drink plenty of fluids, and watch movies / TV shows online.  We're still spending time in the guest bedroom with our sequestered kitty, but the re-introduction with the other cats is going better. We were not up for a lot of activity today, and started out the afternoon watching a few extra web episodes from some of our favorite TV shows, and a new movie just released today.

Unexpected Homeschool: Movie Recommendation of Non-Transferable

Which leads me to a movie recommendation: Non-Transferable.  This is not for younger kids and probably should be rated PG-13 / TV-PG (I think TV-14 is too strong of a rating for it). It is not rated, that's why I'm giving my feedback. I was fairly certain from previews and the people involved in creating the movie that it would be safe for Amber, which is why I went ahead and let her watch it without previewing first. It was fine. She's seen worse in the Marvel movies.

If you watched the online web show The Lizzy Bennet Diaries (and if you are a Jane Austen fan and you didn't, why not?), then this movie is for you. If you watched all of the Pemberley Digital web shows, you will definitely recognize many of the actors. It was like a little Pemberley Digital reunion.

The movie is available for online rental or purchase through the normal outlets, but we use Amazon Video for all of our online movie rental. Just to be clear, this is not a paid or sponsored review. I had just been eagerly anticipating this movie for a while after being a huge fan of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved (... and a moderate fan of Frankenstein, MD).

So, what is Non-Transferable? The premise of the movie surrounds a girl named Amy who books a complete vacation in Europe for her boyfriend and herself, only to have her boyfriend break up with her. Since all of the tickets and reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable she either loses the money spent on the vacation or needs to find another traveling companion with the same name as her now ex-boyfriend. Hilarity ensues while she attempts to locate a suitable replacement along with some fun adventures during the trip.

Amber and I had a relaxing and fun afternoon watching Non-Transferable. We laughed often and the movie ends with a Marvel-like credits teaser that indicates there may be a followup movie! Yay!

While this movie isn't going to win an Academy Award and won't be the highest grossing movie of the year, it made for an entertaining afternoon viewing and lived up to all my expectations.  It was well worth the $5.99 rental fee.

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