Our family watched the newest movie put out by Big Idea Productions in their VeggieTales line titled, SWEETPEA BEAUTY. SWEETPEA BEAUTY involves many of our favorite fairy tales including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the Princess and the Pea all wrapped up into one story.
Once upon a time, there lived a royally sour blueberry, a fair rhubarb maiden, and a dastardly deceptive mirror! Sweetpea Beauty knows that what’s on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can’t see past her own reflection! So, when a decree is handed down that only the most beautiful can rule the land, the Queen gets nervous and things turn ugly! Banished to the dark forest, Sweetpea’s fate seems bleak until a charming prince, a band of merry minstrels, and seven snow peas come to the rescue! Will Sweetpea and her friends be able to warn the Queen in time to save her from the clutches of the tricky mirror – or will the crumbling kingdom and the Queen’s own heart be lost forever? Find out in this fairy “Veggie” tale about the real meaning of true beauty.
I knew our 5-year-old daughter would love this movie, but wasn’t sure about our older boys. But, as VeggieTales fans, it didn’t matter that this was more of a “girly” story. We all enjoyed the movie and the boys said, after I asked how they liked it, “It was good, Mom. It doesn’t matter how you look on the outside but what is inside of you that counts.” Well, I guess they got the message!
This is definately another VeggieTales winner. It is a quick 50 minutes and has the usual opening act with Bob and Larry and some fun songs sprinkled in. The key verse from this movie is from
1 Samuel 16:7b
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (NIV)
A message all of us need to hear.