October 8, 2012

Disney's Secret of the Wings Review

With my sister Rachael, scanned from a collage she made me years ago
Anyone who knows me knows that my sisters are a big part of who I am. So when I was recently asked to review Disney's new movie "Secret of the Wings" which has a theme of sisterhood, I thought it would be a fun opportunity.

As I watched this movie, I couldn't help but take a little walk down memory lane, recalling various childhood memories with my sisters. One in particular stood out, as it actually happened multiple times, and often when we had just finished watching some of our favorite Disney movies.

Let me set the scene for you. Bedtime was upon us once again. My mom called out from the kitchen, "Girls, it's time to get ready for bed!" Going to bed in our house was quite an ordeal as neither my little sister Rachael nor I liked to go to bed. We were night owls then, and unfortunately, we both still are. (I say unfortunately because our kids don't seem to take into consideration our night owl tendencies.)

Being the negotiator I was, I called back, "Mom, how about 15 more minutes? Just 'til the part where Belle and The Beast dance?" That was always our favorite part. I knew Mom wouldn't fall for it, but it was worth a try. She told me no, and I knew she meant business this time. So I turned to Rach, "Well, we better get ready for bed." She nodded, ever the dutiful sister. I had tried as usual to speak on our behalf. It's what I did best.

It was a code between us: I've got her back and she's got mine. Quite literally. Let me explain. Every night when we would go to bed, I would ask her, "Do you wanna rub each other's backs?" She would excitedly answer, "Yes!" Okay, I admit it. I was the big sister who she idolized and I took full advantage of it.

But one thing is for certain, I always was there for her when she needed me. I could boss her but nobody else could. Anyone who has a sister understands this simple truth. So there we were, two sisters ages 7 and 10 going to bed, with the little sister rubbing the big sister's back.
What age 7 didn't EVER get is that age 10 (sadly, that would be me), never did get to that back rub for her as I'd pretend to fall asleep. I used the "You go first" line. Every. Single. Night. And it worked. Night ... after night ... after night. Why? Because she believed in me. And she still does. I know I can always count on my sister.

Seeing the bond of sisterhood play out in Disney's new film "Secret of the Wings" was so cute. If you aren't familiar with this movie, Tinker Bell finds out she has a sister - what an awesome surprise!
A part in the movie that really stood out to me was when The Keeper excitedly exclaims "I've written about the sparkling, but I've never seen it!" I can say with certainty that having a sister, I have witnessed "the sparkling" firsthand. You see, in the "Secret of the Wings," The Keeper wrote the book on Wingology. So Tinker Bell goes to him to find out why her wings sparkled. The answer: The sparkle in a fairy's wings is only present when two fairies with identical wings are together.
Director Peggy Holmes did an outstanding job on this scene as the two fairies realize for the first time they are sisters. This entire movie is full of realistic and creative scenes like this. And yes, I know it's a cartoon, but it was still incredibly touching!

I don't want to give away too much of the story line, but I would definitely recommend watching this movie. For me the movie was so meaningful because it demonstrated the strength and healing touch of sisterhood. Sisters can help you do things you thought to be impossible. In the words of the narrator in "Secret of the Wings," "If your mind is open, then your heart has to know, your wings can take you farther than you ever thought you'd go!"

And that is what my sisters have done for me -- they have helped go places & get through things I never thought possible. I certainly wouldn't be the person I am today without all of my sisters.
With my sisters on my wedding day
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  1. Sisterhood to me is always having someone who loves you and understands you without ever having to say what is going on and how you are feeling. Sisterhood is trust, love, friendship, faith, and FUN!!

    Sara - sara9881 at aol dot com

  2. I just LOVE having a sister!!! We could not be more opposite. And when we were little we fought like crazy! But over time as we have grown we have become so close! We love to laugh and she is the best Auntie to my boys!

  3. Well, as a matter of fact, we just got back from Disney...and my sister joined us on the trip! So, sisterhood is a bond that really does last a lifetime. It's so great to still do things together in our 40's that we did together as children!

  4. I love your sister story! I was also the older sister that got her back scratched first and always "fell asleep" when it was my turn, ha! I thought I was the only sneaky older sister that did that. :)

  5. How fun to have so many sisters! Sisterhood to me means many things... I think it's your girlfriends that you can trust and who will always be there for you. Whether they are your sisters or friends.

  6. I always wanted a sister -- ended up with 2 brothers instead :) I now have two little girls of my own and I absolutely LOVE watching their relationship develop. I love how they will always have each other, no matter what!

  7. Hey Sarah--I saw you tweet about this and had to check it out. I would love to win this sweet movie for my three precious babygirls!! Hattie & I would love to see you and Maeva again soon!!

  8. I don’t have sisters of my own, but I do have twin daughters and I have seen unconditional love in them! That is what sisterhood means to me.

  9. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/260925616004661248

  10. Sisterhood means: having an automatic bff in life. <3

  11. having someone who knows you better than you know yourself
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  12. Sisterhood is about loving each other so much, you can fight, but no one else is allowed to fight with your sister!

  13. Love the back-rub story! There is something "sparkly" about sisterhood. When my big sis and I are together, anything seems possible.

  14. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/sunnymum/status/263110042906136576

  15. I never had a sister, but to me sisterhood is the bond I have with my female cousins where we love each other unconditionally and are there for each other no matter what!

  16. https://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/263522485738283008

  17. I always wanted a sister. Seeing my daughters together now that they are past the fighting age makes me wish even more that I had my own sister. I know they are so supportive of each other.

  18. i am lucky enough to have two and it's trust, and a i have been there and understand it attitude


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