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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life is based on a book by Wendy Mass. Director Tamar Halpern explains in this interview excerpt why she decided to make the book into a film:
When I read Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, I was deeply moved by the message, namely that each day is precious and it’s up to us to celebrate that gift. I love how beautifully and simply Wendy Mass (the author) illustrated the power we have to choose to be joyful, even in the face of great loss. To understand and appreciate how much love we have around us and the great possibilities each day holds, regardless of challenge and sorrow, is to understand the meaning of life! Through their adventures, Jeremy and Lizzy show us and remind us to have gratitude, and I knew it would be my great honor to bring that spirit to the screen.As you can tell, this movie holds a beautiful lesson for children -- and their parents, too! My children and I really enjoyed watching this movie for our Family Movie Night. It’s a great way to open up discussions with your children about gratitude, loss, friendship, and other values that we want them to learn.
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life will be available on DVD, on demand and in digital release on March 6, 2012. Bonus features on the DVD include interviews with the cast, deleted scenes, bloopers, and a digital download of chapter 1 of the book read by author Wendy Mass! You can learn more about Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life at www.Phase4Films.com and order a copy now on Amazon!