Adversity, meet ambition.
Following your dreams is something that can oftentimes feel impossible when the odds are against you. The newest Weinstein film, Leap!, hits theaters nationwide on August 25th with an adventurous story of following your dreams.
11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.
My kids loved this film. I asked my 10 year old son what he thought the moral of the story was, he replied “I think it’s about never giving up.”
I love it when a movie does it’s job and my kids can get the clear message through great storytelling.
My 7 year old daughter was completely smitten with the dance scenes in this movie.
And, I, myself, loved the exaggeration of real-life ability. You’ll see dancers in pointe on the rooftops of buildings and a couple chase scenes that make your imagination come to life, as you let go of what’s actually possible and what’s just plain fun.
Get a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower in initial construction and the Statue of Liberty in pre-built pieces. The drive the two main characters have, is seriously inspiring.
Leap! hits theaters nationwide this weekend!