And we’re adding another one in the list of events we’ve attended this year! Yesterday, we joined our fellow media friends at the exclusive watch party for the Netflix Film Slumberland. We’re able to join Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley on an adventure into the world of dreams in advance.
If you haven’t watched it yet, Slumberland takes everyone to a magical new place. It is a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Marlow Barkley) and her eccentric companion Flip (Jason Momoa) embark on the adventure of a lifetime. After her father Peter (Kyle Chandler) is unexpectedly lost at sea, young Nemo’s idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is completely upended when she is sent to live in the city with her well-meaning but deeply awkward uncle Phillip (Chris O’Dowd). Her new school and new routine are challenging by day but at night, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges but lovable outlaw who quickly becomes her partner and guide. She and Flip soon find themselves on an incredible journey traversing dreams and fleeing nightmares, where Nemo begins to hope that she will be reunited with her father once again.
We don’t want to be a spoiler so I’ll be just sharing how I find this movie to be binge-worthy. You might think that this film is only for kids. But I’m telling you that is totally a wrong assumption. If your following me on Instagram or Facebook, I’ve actually shared there how this movie will tell us the importance of acceptance and healing. Through this movie, I’ve realized that without those two, we are not going to fully live the present. Allowing yourself to be consumed by all the pain might be the reason we’ll stop dreaming and appreciate the beauty of life.