Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Gigi & Nate Blu-ray Review...


Street Date: 11/15/22

Love finds a helping hand when Gigi & Nate arrives on Blu-ray™ + Digital and DVD November 15 from Lionsgate. Directed by Nick Hamm (Driven, The Journey, The Hole), Gigi & Nate is an inspiring story about how hope and companionship can come in all different sizes. Gigi & Nate will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 for Blu-ray + Digital and $19.98 for DVD.
In this uplifting drama inspired by actual events, Nate (Charlie Rowe) suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic just weeks before departing for college. As Nate tries to adjust to his new life challenges, his mother (Oscar® winner* Marcia Gay Harden) helps him bring home an unlikely service animal, Gigi — a curious and intelligent capuchin monkey. Nate and Gigi form an unbreakable bond, but when it’s threatened by a group trying to outlaw capuchins, Nate’s family rallies behind him to help him regain what he needs most: hope.
 *2000, Actress in a Supporting Role, Pollock.
Marcia Gay Harden                   Mystic River, The Mist, Into the Wild
Charlie Rowe                            Rocketman, Angelyne, Vanity Fair
Josephine Langford                   After, Moxie, After We Fell
Zoe Colletti                               Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Annie, The Lego Ninjago Movie
Hannah Riley                            TV’s “Better Things,” “Chicago Med,” Paper Towns
with Jim Belushi                        Red Heat, K-9, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”
and Diane Ladd                        Wild at Heart, Joy, Chinatown
Our Review: 

This is a cute movie that is based on a true story. When Nate gets paralyzed, he is really depressed and not doing good. Then he gets Gigi as a service animal and his whole life changes. It’s fun to watch the bond grow between Nate and Gigi. 

It was touching when his sister was leaving town but she felt like she needed to stay and help take care of Nate. He told her when he was in the hospital he heard her tell him that he couldn’t leave her because he didn’t have her permission. Nate said, you already saved me once so you don’t have to keep saving me. 

The lady in the grocery store was very rude saying a service animal was not welcome in the store. She even came and protested at their house, eventually getting the law passed to not allow Gigi as a service animal. 

I don’t want to give away the ending, but it turned out really good. The whole family will love this movie! I want a pet monkey. Gigi is so adorable!

Watch the trailer below...