Having seen Shrek 1,2,3, and the Christmas special often enough to commit them all to memory, I was unsure whether any new territory could be covered by the latest and last installation. I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. The story is nothing new -- think "Shrek" meets "A Wonderful Life" with a little bit of "Braveheart" thrown in. Yet it is sweetly played out. The story is made fresh by the "what would happen if I was never born" angle. It allowed old characters to be viewed anew, both by the audience and by Shrek. It is a lesson in appreciating the beauties of everyday life. (I'll admit it -- watching Shrek fall in love with Fiona all over again touched this old mom's soft spot!)
Both of my children enjoyed it and so did my husband and I. Another nice surprise... unlike other Shrek episodes, there was no extended over-the-top inappropriate innuendo. I found it appropriate for both my three year-old and my six year-old.
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I definitely give this "Step Out"!
Also, my great friend Kelly over at Kelly's Lucky You wrote a review, as well. Here's a link to hers. Go check her out...