Best 3 Movies for Kids to See This Holiday Weekend

Thanksgiving Kid's Movies Hugo Arthur Christmas Muppets

For many parents, the big question this week is not which Black Friday sale to hit, but rather which movie we should take our kids to see. Fortunately there are three great flicks to choose from: The Muppets, Arthur Christmas, and Hugo. They all star some serious talent that even grownups are familiar with (Jason Segel, Sacha Baron Cohen, Hugh Laurie, and of course, the seductive Miss Piggy).

Check out these reviews, and decide which one (or two or three) you'll be taking your family to see this week:

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The Muppets

Everyone's favorite slew of puppets are back in the newest Muppet installment, where Kermit reunites the crew to help raise money to save the Muppet Theater. Directed by James Bobin, the film features funnyman Jason Segel as well as Chris Cooper, Peter Linz, Amy Adams, and Rashida Jones. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and Stephen Holden of The New York Times are in agreement that the film is hip, likable, and laugh-out-loud funny.

 

Hugo

Hugo, based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, follows orphan Hugo Cabret who is living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. It's directed by Martin Scorsese and features Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Jude Law among others. Here's what the critics think: Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times and Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News say the 3-D fantasy film is unlike any other film Martin Scorsese has ever made and will give you a peek into his own childhood.

 

Arthur Christmas

The 3-D comedy Arthur Christmas reveals the answer to every child's question -- How does Santa Claus deliver the presents to every home in just one night? -- in a funny, inventive way. Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie. Scott Bowles of USA Today dubs it as much "a family comedy as a holiday film." And Michael Rechtshaffen of the Hollywood Reporter calls it a "blast of fresh air to the conventional Christmas genre." Who doesn't love fresh air?

Will you be taking your kids to see one of these movies over the holiday weekend?

 

Images top to bottom via ArthurChristmas.com; HugoMovie.com; Disney.go.com/muppets

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