2007 Movies for Christmas Presents
(listed in chronological order)
1) Dreamgirls: glitzy, glittery musical set in the 1960’s, featuring the astonishing debut of Jennifer Hudson.
2) Amazing Grace: The fascinating, true story of William Wilberforce, the late 18th-century member of the British Parliament whose life work was finally succeeding in getting a provision passed which banned the slave trade in
3) Freedom Writers: the true story of a
4) The Namesake: a gentle, intelligent film about an immigrant couple from
5) Evan Almighty: a whimsical, humorous, modern re-telling of Noah and the ark, with a twist.
6) Once: quiet but delightful little boy-meets-girl musical, set on the streets of
7) No Reservations: a little-noticed relationship film stressing the importance of family connections.
8) Hairspray: high-energy, old-fashioned dance musical, set in1960’s
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10) December Boys: enchanting coming-of-age film for Australian orphan boys.
For little kids:
1) Flushed Away: a safe animated adventure for the whole family
2) Surf’s Up: cute story with sloppy but sentimental moral
3) Ratatouille: the best of the bunch, fun for all ages
4) Shrek the Third: jumbled fairy tales and one-liners for the adults
For older children:
1) Harry Potter and the Order of the
2) Nancy Drew: cute and genuine teenage detective
3) Stardust: tongue-in-cheek, flippant fairy tale with a happy ending.
Dr. Ronald P. Salfen, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church,