Original Title: "Jack et la mécanique du coeur"
Director: Stephane Berla, Mathias Malzieu,
Screenplay: Mathias Malzieu
Original Release: October 2013, France
U.S. Release: 2014
Steam punk for older kids! This was a fascinating movie to watch with my children. My 8 year old wasn't the least bit interested but my 10 year old loved it. The images and storyline were both very different from what they usually see so I was really glad we watched it. It did have some scenes that pushed the boundaries of what we normally let the kids watch, especially my 8 year old, but I was able to explain it for the most part.
The basic storyline is that Jack's heart was replaced with a clock when he was a baby. In order to keep the clock working Jack is supposed to avoid strong emotions. This becomes very difficult however as he deals with loss, school yard bullies, and falling in love.
I would definitely recommend this move for YA fans who like animated movies, fans of Tim Burton's work, and those who enjoy the steampunk genre. While it's not exactly steampunk it definitely has elements running throughout.
Posted By: Sheri