It's a Meaningful Life

I caught the newest VeggieTale flick last night.  Here's my short review:

Part Wonderful life, part Mr. Destiny, a little Polar Express and all "here's a lesson to learn" fun.

Here's a little more:
  • The Wonderful Life stuff is woven all the way through.  Best comic line connection:  "I thought every time a bell rings a customer gets his wings!"
  • The Mr. Destiny stuff (does anyone remember that film?  It's much like the more recent The Family Man) connection replaces a baseball game with a football game.
  • There's a magic train -- so it's got to remind you of Polar Express, right?
  • There's definitely a lesson learned about being content, yet it doesn't feel completely forced.  Sure, there's a wrap up, but I like that VeggieTales still doesn't take itself too seriously. This episode isn't the best one yet, but it's pretty good.
  • Try to hold on for an extra minute with "Bedtime Songs with Junior."  It gets better.

Coming Spring 2011 - The 27th Annual Crisper County Easter Pageant?  It sounds like a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland homage.

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