I love taking my kids to the movies, especially during the warm summer months, and I’m always on the lookout for a fun family film. I was excited to see that The Boxtrolls are coming to theaters on September 26!




The Boxtrolls is a Family Event movie from the creators of Coraline and Paranorman that introduces movie audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls – a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain comes up with a plot to get rid of The Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with the fabulously feisty Winnifred. Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. The film is based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

Look at what some of our SocialMoms have to say!

Rita with Rita Reviews thinks this is the perfect movie for her family. Why? “Because the family is blended just like we are. My children are going to be able to relate more to this characters than they do to most others and that alone is something I have waited a long time to see. I love that this movie finally represents our non-traditional family! Another great reason that I can’t wait for my children to see this movie is because it teaches them not to judge a book by its cover or a box by its label. So to speak.”

Stephanie with Making of a Mom thinks the film looks very cute. “I think this film promises to have a wide range of emotions! I think it will be so funny, and my kids will think it is hilarious. It promises to have a good life lesson attached also, be who you are, and don’t be ashamed of that. I hope that I can always be the kind of parent that encourages my children to stand up for what they believe and not back down to bullies. What a cute way to present this lesson.”

LaVonne with Long Wait For Isabelle likes that the film is unique. “I don’t know about you, but it is nice to see family friendly movies that are unique. Don’t get me wrong I love princess style movies and movies with vehicles that can talk – but to see a funny movie with great messages (that I believe in) and unique characters – well, I am excited.”