Things I Love About The Movie "The Mitchells vs. The Machines"

By Mommy Donna and Kib - July 27, 2021

As you all know, Kib and I love watching movies. Every now and then, I also share my thoughts about the movies that we have watched. One of the latest movies that we have watched is "The Mitchells vs. The Machines." 

"The Mitchells vs. The Machines" is an animated movie about a dysfunctional family who is trying to win against the robots. Even if it is an animated movie, it is packed with family values that you can adapt to in real life. The movie made me realize a lot of things about our present family setup. People see us weird, but this movie reminded us that there are people who also love weird!

Here are the things that Kib and I learned from the movie "The Mitchells vs. The Machines":

1. Disconnect to connect. Everybody in the family except the father is fond of technology. When the father requested that no mobile phones should be on the dining table, it was hard for the rest of the family members not to take a look at their gadgets. Later on, being disconnected from technology has saved them and the world from the machines that are trying to take over. Being disconnected from technology develops connectedness among family members. 

To be honest, I'm a bit guilty about this, that is why whenever we go on holiday, I try to enjoy the surroundings more. I also have to set an example for Kib who is starting to build his digital identity.

2. Different interests make family members drift away from each other. Katie, the eldest daughter, took interest in filmmaking. Her dad doesn't support her interest despite passing the entrance exams to the university she liked. In the middle of the movie, Katie and her father compromised which later on, helped in saving the world.

Family members can have different interests, but towards the end of the day, they're still family. Your family will always have your back even if there are times that you disagree with each other.

3. At the end of the day, your family will always have your back. Even if you may have disagreements and hurt each other, your family will always be there for you. It may seem corny for some, but your family will be there for you during your low and high moments. Savor those moments with your family.

4. Parents must also learn how to listen to their children. Parents, remember that your kids have also some smart ideas to say. Children can also teach us some valuable life lessons. Children feel they are important when parents listen to their suggestions.

5. It's okay to be weird! In the movie, the Mitchells were admiring the Poseys because they are talented and proper. Little did they know that the Poseys also admire them for being cool and 'weird.'

Yes, do not mind what others say about you and your family. It's okay to live a not-so-normal life. It's okay to be awkward. It's okay if others see your life as ordinary. Who knows, people around you like the way you live your lives because you do not live to the expectations of others.

Check out "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" on your favorite movie-streaming website! I do hope that you will love the movie too!

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