Movies about kids are funny things. One moment they can make you tilt your head and say, “Aw” and the next they will have you weeping. That’s just the way it is. But seeing a movie with kids, especially pre-teens, is a risky move. Maybe it’s the line between being a grown up and staying in childhood that makes us nostalgic. And who doesn’t long for the good ole days sometimes? The writers for these particular movies, that’s who. These movies will draw you in despite knowing what’s probably going to happen. But still, there’s a little part inside everyone that wants a happy ending, especially with kids being the center.
These films didn’t agree.