Childhood in 88 minutes


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Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang is back for the Peanuts Movie

The Peanuts Movie, released on Nov. 6, follows the familiar character Charlie Brown in his quest to get the little red-haired girl, a new student in town, to notice him. Meanwhile, Snoopy, always in a fantasy world, also has a new beau named Fifi, whom he now must save from the evil grasp of the Red Baron.

Be warned, however, this is a movie specifically targeted for children, and if someone is not excited for a huge bout of Charlie Brown nostalgia, this movie may not be for you. It is not a heartwarming film that touches people of all ages, but instead, a cute movie about characters most knew as a small child.

For someone who grew up with the Peanuts comics strips and holiday specials, it was peaNUTS how enjoyable this movie truly was. The style and content of the movie was very true to Schulz’s comic strips. In the original strips, there were certain imperfect qualities to the illustrations that continues into the movie, despite the use of CGI. It truly felt like an experience from childhood, complete with references to just about every Peanuts special imaginable, from the Great Pumpkin to the Red Baron and his adventures with Snoopy. The movie was like catching up with an old friend, and it was nice to know that Charlie Brown and his whole squad are still trucking on.

The Peanuts Movie hit the box office at number two making $44 million and trailing behind the new James Bond film Spectre.

The movie continues in theaters and can be seen at the Owatonna Northwood Cinema 10 with 3D showings at 4:50 & 9:35 and 2D showings at 12:00, 12:40, 2:00, 2:40, 4:00, 7:00 and 7:40.