Storm Boy Movie Review & Pelican Education Guide + Activity Sheets

Storm Boy, which opened in theaters April 5, 2019, tells a sweet story of a young boy who rescued baby pelicans, which leads to changes within himself and in the community he lives.

Storm Boy Movie Review - The Mommy Factor

Note: I was invited as media to the movie screening. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.


'Storm Boy' is not your not typical boy saves animal story-line. While there are fun moments in the movie, overall the film's theme is a bit on the serious side. There's turmoil with the family and the the community.

Storm Boy Movie Review - The Mommy Factor

While the pelicans don't "save" anyone from this turmoil, having a focus on them both forces the main characters to resolve family issues and work together. This naturally leads to them affecting change within the community.

Storm Boy Movie Review - The Mommy Factor

I think that's the best message of the movie, work together to make change happen. Besides the message, the scenery is lovely. Who doesn't like beach life? And the pelicans themselves are so fun. Watching them learn how to be "pelicans" was endearing. Who knew pelicans could be so sweet.

Since I've started having a soft spot for the pelicans, I'm honored to share that I've partnered with the film and joined the "Adopt a Pelican" program with a donated being made on my behalf to World Animal Foundation.

If you'd like to learn more about pelicans, then download the "Storm Boy Education Guide + Activity Sheets" to use with your family before seeing the film.

Over all this good movie for a family, especially if the family is community and eco-friendly.

'Storm Boy' is now playing in select cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Tampa, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, Seattle, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Orlando

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Storm Boy Official Trailer


Michael 'Storm Boy' Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) has grown up to be a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can't explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father (Jai Courtney).

He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy (Finn Little), he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr.Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.

Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little, David Gulpilil, Erik Thomson, Morgana Davies

Directed By: Shawn Seet

Distribution Company: Good Deed Entertainment

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