I received Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart on DVD for review and I watched it with my two older daughters, who both thought it was a great movie. My nine year old son wanted to watch it based upon the cover of the DVD, but after seeing the reviews, I thought it may be a little too dark for him. It turns out that although it was an excellent movie, it was more for someone a little older than him. Don't get me wrong, it was precious, and yes, I'm sure with the television shows and movies out today, he's seen worse. Overall, I loved it and so did my daughters!
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is set in the late 19th century Edinburgh, where little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jack observes three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love. The moment Jack sets eyes on a young girl singing on a street corner, the hands of his clock-heart begin to race. Desperate to find her again, Jack launches himself into a romantic quest that will lead him from the lochs of Scotland, to the city of Paris and all the way to Andalus a.
Without giving up the rest of the story...just know that it is an excellent movie with a very touching story line. Be sure to check out this one or add it to your list for the holidays!