Winner of the Audience Best Film Award at the International Family Film Festival, A Plumm Summer is based on a true story in Montana in the 1960’s, where well-loved local TV legend and puppet, FroggyDoo, gets stolen during a live show. The families of Montana’s outcry at FroggyDoo’s loss, prompts an FBI investigation, but the children of Peaks View take the mystery into their own hands and it’s a race to unravel the mystery (hint: those FBI agents are slow to catch on…)!
A Plumm Summer features celebrated actors, Henry Winkler, Billy Baldwin, Jeff Daniels and Brenda Strong (from Desperate Housewives) as well as talented, up-and-coming child actors — all of whom transport you to their small town, where themes of friendship and family become interwoven in this amazing little movie. It’s often tough for independent films like A Plumm Summer to reach big theaters nationwide, which is why we’d love your help to spread the word and ask families to attend the film’s upcoming premier screenings beginning Friday, April 25. A successful first two weekends for A Plumm Summer means that more families will have a chance to see the film in more locations … and most importantly, Hollywood will hopefully take notice and start to invest time and money into making quality films with stories that appeal to families.
The movie opens the weekend of April 25, 26, and 27, in these 4 areas:
- California: LA and surrounding areas
- Alabama: Birmingham, Trussville
- Minnesota: Oakdale, Lakeville, Eagan
- Montana: Billings, Bozeman, Kalispel, Livingston or Missoula
More available theaters are updated daily so be sure to check www.aplummsummer.com for a complete list of theaters in your area.
Mike and I watched it with Heidi, 8 and Megan, 6. There are some scenes that we needed to stop and explain. This movie is set in the late 60’s so I needed to explain that candy cigarettes were all the rage and Megan looks at us, shakes her head and says, “And you wonder what why kids start smoking?” She is 6!
Our girls have never been exposed to a drunken father who ends up in jail instead of going to his son’s birthday party. They were shocked and sadden that little kids are subjected to dead-beat situations, like a few of the scenes in this movie. Heidi, 8, said she knows how nice our home life truly is and that we are very blessed!!! Yes we are!
A Plumm Summer is a great movie and we loved all the clues along the way to solve the mystery of who stole Happy Herb’s Froggy Doo.
A Plumm Summer is a movie with heart. Tell us what you think of it, or suggest another movie the whole family will enjoy.
Copyright 2008 Stacey Kannenberg, Cedar Valley Publishing, Author of Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten! and Let’s Get Ready For First Grade!