Dolittle (2020) – Comprehensive Review

Transfiguring Adoption’s Overview:

“Dolittle” boasts a pretty star-studded cast list, including the first role we’ve seen Robert Downey Jr. in since the Avenger’s decade wrapped up last May. He brings an interesting and quirky take to the character of Dolittle and is joined for an adventure by a gang of his furry friends and a young boy who is struggling to figure out his place in the world. The movie has some promising themes about friendship, fitting in, and facing your fears and would be enjoyable for older elementary aged kids (7-10) who enjoy adventure and talking animals. While there is some violence and moments of mild peril, the film has a swashbuckling feel along the lines of “The Princess Bride” or “Indiana Jones”, rather than…

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About the Author: Jenn Ehlers

Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.


**Transfiguring Adoption is a nonprofit organization seeking to nurture growth in foster and adoptive families by giving a HOOT about their families. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

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Co-founder and Program Director of Transfiguring Adoption. Darren is a graduate of Illinois State University where he studied fine art. He offers foster and adoptive parents over a decade of experience in parenting foster and adoptive children, as well as his introductory to counseling training. Darren enjoys visiting amusement parks with his family. darren@transfiguringadoption.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/darrenfink Facebook: www.facebook.com/darrenfink

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