When the beach gets too sweltering hot to handle, it’s always nice to take refuge in a nice, quiet, air-conditioned movie theatre. Summer movies are upon us and this year especially there are a ton of awesome flicks to catch. Two recent films and their fearless heroines have left us at Fiveloaves Twofish reeling with excitement (no pun intended).
Brave's heroine Merida
Pixar’s Brave is nothing short of spectacular. Set in Dark-Age Scotland, the story focuses on rebellious Princess Merida as her suitors from the realm come to win her over. The men of Merida’s kingdom are brave and warrior-like, her father included, and she longs to be able to ride her horse and shoot some arrows like everyone else. With her mother insisting that princesses do not take up archery and are expected to marry a prince, Merida and the queen get into an argument and Merida rides off into the woods to discover a witch’s cabin and asks for a spell that will “change” her mother. As you might have guessed, things do not go quite as Merida planned.
Merida would love these playful pants and rompers
Much of the movie has to do with following fate versus deciding our own, as Merida literally follows sprite-like spirits that supposedly lead people to their destinies. Being the first of the Pixar movies to feature a female lead character (though I still consider Dory to be the true hero of Finding Nemo) Brave also has to do a lot with gender roles and equality. We love that Merida fights to be who she really is and doesn’t conform to someone else’s desires. We also are trying to get our hair to look like Merida’s wild crimson locks – seriously, that hair is fantastic!
Because Brave is Pixar there is something for absolutely everyone. Boys and girls, young and old, will be captivated by the sweet tale and the breathtaking scenery.
If Merida were a present-day Fiveloaves Twofish customer, we would peg her for a romper/wide-leg pants girl so that she could ride her faithful steed Angus while also looking fabulous.
Sam and Suzy planning their adventure
If you’re looking to get away from the Summer Blockbuster, we suggest the delightfully quirky
Suzy would love the Executive dress!
Moonrise Kingdom. Directed by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) and set in Cape Cod in 1965, this indie flick follows the Romeo & Juliet-like romance between quiet girl Suzy and Khaki Scout camper Sam. Both twelve years old and yet wise beyond their years, the two kids decide to run away together and go on adventures.
While rather odd at some points, the story of these two lovers is
sweet and beautiful. Wes Anderson with his detail-oriented eye makes
it so that every scene is like a piece of art, and the star-studded cast and lovely scenery make the film so enjoyable. The movie is recommended for older audiences, as the film deals with some adult issues, but the delightful style of Suzy is something that every age can enjoy! Suzy prefers solid dresses with collars and cuffs poking out beneath, and of course her signature “Sunday School” shoes. The Executive dress would be such a perfect fit for Suzy and her polished style!
What movies do you recommend this summer?