In the words of my 6 year old "Beautiful movie!"
This is one of our absolute favorite movies!!! There are so many positive messages in this movie!!! Opened minded parents with a forever learning and growing mindset will love it! A parent may find this movie offensive if they are very controlling or do any of the following; over schedule there child, or puts their child's school / academic education before the emotional well being of the child. Or if they are a by the book, obedient rule follower, they will not appreciate this movie. That being said......
Story line, single workaholic business women living with her 8 year old daughter. This mother literally controlls every second of the girls life. Mother doesn't come home from work until late at night leaving the 8 year old girl alone at home all day, during summer break as well. Luckily she has a lovely neighbor next store, a lovable old aviator. She spends her summer vacation days with him tinkering with his plane, painting, flying kites, playing with a stuffed animal, and listening to his story of the precious little prince. All things children should be doing.....not studying every second of every day, which her mother expects her to be doing, literally every free moment she has..
The main message of this movie is to not forget what is it like to be a child. Hold onto that pure innocent child in you, especially important to do this for your own children. Try to remember what it was like. Very strong messages of FRIENDSHIP, LOVE , LIFE and even death. But very subtle, positive actually beautiful messages about death....not like a father getting trampled to death by a heard of buffalo right in front of his son...nothing horrific like that.
QUOTES FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL POETIC MOVIE
(((((The Little Girl: [reading out loud] Once upon a time there was little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely bigger than himself.))))
((((((The Little Prince: it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye)))))
(((((The Little Prince: If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...))))))
(((((The Aviator: Growing up is not the problem, forgetting is.))))))
(((((The Aviator: You're going to make a wonderful adult.))))))
((((((The Little Prince: In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. ))))))
(((((The Little Prince: Hey, come and play with me.
The Fox: I cannot play with you. I'm not tamed.
The Little Prince: I am looking for friends. What does that mean - tame?
The Fox: It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties.
The Little Prince: To establish ties?
The Fox: Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world)))))
Oh here had to throw this in here in case you read some other awful reviews. The aviator does not tell the girl to lie! He trys to take her out for pancakes sheesh!!! Lol. We love him!
(((((The Aviator: Hey. Hey. You hungry? I know a great place where we can get free pancakes on your birthday.
The Little Girl: But my birthday's not for two weeks.
The Aviator: They don't know that.)))))
******I strongly recommend it for all. It is very encouraging film, for the parents how not to raise their children, and for the grownups how not to get lost is the adult world. ****((