Thursday, October 08, 2009

Follow Me, Boys

A great feel-good movie from the old Disney: Follow Me, Boys. I don't know if somebody recommended this to us or if Netflix did because they decided it fits our style. Wherever it came from, we're glad to have seen it. As one reviewer wrote, it's got every corny movie-cliche it can have, and yet people love it.

Fred MacMurray settles down in a small town, takes up with the pretty young gal, works with the boys to build a character-building Boy Scout troop, and endears himself to the community as he sets down roots there. The story is set from 1930 to 1950. Andrew commented on the store clerk's reaching into the penny-candy case and picking up candy with his bare hands to sell to the customers. Gary and I commented on how old the characters in their early 50s appeared to be: "Wait a minute, soon I'll be as old as this guy in the bathrobe who's being forced to slow his pace of life and settle down for old age??" Beyond that reminder of impending old age (as if I needed help remembering that?) the movie was wholesome and sweet and enjoyable, something for the whole family.

1 comment:

  1. This was a favorite of ours as well, we were thankful when Netflix reccomended it!