This week’s Thrifty Night at the Movies featured “Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life staring Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy Award Winner Joe Pantoliano. The film also stars Ryan Simpkins and introduces up-and-coming young actor Maxwell Beer as Jeremy Fink. Based on the beloved children’s novel by Wendy Mass, Jeremy Find and the Meaning of Life, is loaded with special features including cast interviews, deleted scenes, bloopers, and limited edition embossed o-card with glitter spotting and downloadable audio reading by author Wendy Mass of the book’s first chapter.
In the movie, 12-yearold Jeremy Fink receives a mysterious wooden box with the words “The Meaning of Life- for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13 birthday.” The box has four locks, but the keys are lost. In order to find out what secrets lie within the box, it’s up to Jeremy and his best friend Lizzy to search high and low throughout Manhattan for clues to the keys.
The adventure takes them from flea markets to science museums, and the due meet an assortment of wacky and interesting characters along the way. Each encounter unlocks a clue, bringing them closer to finding out just what’s in the box—and ultimately the greatest secret of the all.
We found Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life to be a great for the whole family and illustrates that we all have the choice to embrace life fully and that the surprises life bring our way are here for us to learn from. We liked it so much that we are giving the film a big family friendly 4 stars.
Phas 4 Flims will release Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life on DVD to all major retailers for a $29.99 (SRP) in the US and will also be available on demand and digital outlets.
Disclaimer: In keeping with the FTC rules I would like to inform you that I received no financial compensation for this post. I received a copy of the DVD Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life for review purposes from the people at Phase 4 Films.