Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
Leap!” is an animated movie set in 1879 Paris, where best friends and orphans, Felicie (Elle Fanning) and Victor (Nat Wolff), escape the orphanage to make their dreams come true. Felicie wants to be a ballerina and Victor wants to be an inventor. They escape to Paris and face some challenging situations before each gets to fulfill their dream.
The kid-friendly PG rating has only a few scenes that have angry characters chasing Felicie to hurt her, a jealous girl who causes problems and a dancing scene that takes place in a pub. Themes about…
…believing in yourself, going after your dreams and achieving them, are illustrated with several characters. I enjoyed the scenes involving the building of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. The animated ballet is beautifully done (I thought it was very creative, especially one scene where Felicie takes a great leap down a staircase) and should inspire kids and adults who are fans of dance. The animation is colorful, the characters entertaining and the story is interesting, so even though it got a low critics score, I enjoyed “Leap” and I’m betting your kids will too!
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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