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A Plumm Summer - family and children's DVD / action adventure DVD review
A PLUMM SUMMER Rated PG by the MPAA curledupdvd.com rating: 4 stars
Featuring: Chris Massoglia, Owen Pearce, Jeff Daniels, William Baldwin, Morgan Flynn
Director: Caroline Zelder Studio: Paramount
DVD release: 05 May 2009 Runtime: 99 min.
(1 disc)
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
DVD features: Aspect ratio 2.35:1, Audio tracks (English - Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround), Subtitles (English), Commentary (writer/director Caroline Zelder & writer/producer Frank Antonelli), Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, Behind-the-Scenes music video, Behind-the-Scenes on the Red Carpet, Theatrical trailer

Set in 1968, A Plumm Summer is an excellent family movie, based on a true story. All ages in my family really enjoyed this movie: there's a little something for everyone-family drama, a mystery to solve, animals, and just a hint of romance. It's a sweet tale sure to please.

A television show in a small town in Montana features Happy Herb (Henry Winkler) and his marionette Froggy Doo. Kids love Froggy Doo, especially Rocky Plumm (Owen Pearce), whose enjoyment of the show borders on obsession (before brand obsession became a mainstream thing). Rocky never misses the show each day, and his wardrobe and room decorations all reflect his love for the green creature. Rocky's older brother, Elliott (Chris Massoglia performing as as Chris J. Kelly), thinks Rocky's fixation on Froggy is a bit silly, but he adores his brother so he indulges him a bit. The boys' home life isn't the best; their father (William Baldwin) drinks a lot and blames his failure to become a professional boxer on the advent of Elliott's birth.

Elliott takes Rocky to a live performance of the Froggy Doo show in the park, and during a commotion, Froggy Doo disappears. Rocky and Elliot team up with the new girl in town, Haley (Morgan Flynn), to find Froggy Doo so that the kids of the town will be happy again.

A Plumm Summer is a clever story full of heartfelt emotion and drama. Viewers will adore Owen Pearce as Rocky - he's about the cutest kid I have seen in a movie in quite a while. The movie is rated PG because the drama may be a little intense for younger viewers, especially in the relationship between Elliott and his dad. Overall, this movie is a true treasure, and I know it is one my family will watch again and again.
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reviewed by Melissa Parcel
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