As a busy parent running around doing errands, transporting children, and just generally keeping your family alive, chances are you haven’t seen (or even heard of) all the Oscar-nominated movies this year. I know I haven’t.
So with the awards coming up, I asked my preschool-aged kids to paraphrase what they thought the films were about based on the movie posters.
After hearing their descriptions, I have a lot of Oscar movies to add to my “to-see” list. One of the several giant-related films, perhaps. Check them all out below, and I bet you will too. Or at least get a good laugh!
Hell or High Water
“Those two guys are carrying bags to visit the giant to ask him to stop crushing people … I wouldn’t want to watch the beginning but I would watch the end when they’re all friends.”
“These people can make so many different faces. The whole movie is them making different faces into the camera to show people how many different faces they can make.”
“A person has a blue and purple face and doesn’t know how to fix it. So he goes to the doctor but the doctor can’t help, even though he used his x-ray.”
“The girl on the right [is] shooting a rocket to make it more cloudy. The other two say, ‘Hey, stop making it cloudy!’ But she kept doing it. Then she stopped and they became best friends.”
“There’s a giant, and a medium kid, and a small kid. And also a helicopter and a little helicopter that are trying to smash a bowl … I wouldn’t see this movie because I don’t want to see the helicopter smash the bowl.”
“These two people are smiling because they love each other. So this is a movie about how they love each other and also how happy they are.”
[Laughter, then more laughter.] “This is a movie about a person that has a big face on his tummy! But then he realized that he was just putting his shadow on a giant’s face.”
20th Century Women
“The boy plays with the light-up yoyo (the pill at the top right) and the girl in the middle drinks the juice (the lipstick at the top middle). Then it gets to be night time and they get lost at the beach.”
“There’s a girl that made the sky all red and herself all red by putting her clothes all over the sky … That white thing around her neck, it’s a magical snake [that] decided to stop making everything red.”