Oh how I remember riding my bike in West Philly with my friends and leaving off “the block” to ride all over the city and to places where my mom had no idea I went. It happened, and now at 40 years old she will just find out about my tween adventures bike-riding around town. It was something most kids did and the way you bonded with friends and made memories. And if you didn’t do it, well let’s just say you missed out on a cool part of childhood. But what’s even more cool is watching the movie Earth to Echo and seeing that same kind of adventure transformed on-screen into a cute, coming of age tale about friendship and taking chances to help an alien friend find his way home.
Last week, I got the chance to walk the red carpet and meet one of the stars of Earth to Echo, Brian Bradley aka “Astro” during a screening at Regal Cinema Atlantic Station. Atlanta’s Own Ramona Debreaux (V103) moderated the event and 50 kids from the Ludacris Foundation attended as well as Taj (16 year old Atlanta rapper.)
The movie was authentic and real and as a mom of a son, my husband has already told me to expect him to go off on a similar bike adventure when he gets to be a teen. The boys in this movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex, are close friends who couldn’t help themselves go off on an adventure to figure out why cell phones were acting wacky in their city. Their mystic adventure had a lot of twists and turns and they ended up discovering an out-of-this world creature they called Echo. From there, a bunch of funny adventures follow and I laughed throughout the movie but also cringed like a scared parent as if my son was off in the desert adventure-seeking! This movie is going to be a classic, and even when it hits DVD, it calls for a movie night under the stars with the projector playing in the backyard. It’s funny and heartfelt, nostalgic has a great message and has true to life moments about the challenge and trueness of friendships. It’s the must-see movie of the summer! #CincomomApproved
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.
WATCH the Trailer!
Learn more about EARTH TO ECHO on:
Official site: http://earthtoecho.com