Just when you think movies can't possibly get any better, along comes a movie that is absolutely perfect -- and wonderful. The Munchkins and I went to see Toy Story 3 today, and the only word I can use to describe it is enchanting. And, whatever did we do without 3-D viewing? It brings the audience right into the picture and makes us part of the action.
We have all had toys we've loved, and toys that were our companions. When I was a little girl, I had two favorite toys -- a small piano just like Schroeder's in the Peanuts cartoons, and a life-sized doll with red hair, named Patty Kay. My toy piano used to get "lost" quite frequently, and then would magically reappear after a couple of days. It took me years to realize where my piano disappeared on such a regular basis -- the top shelf of my mother's clothes closet. I played my little toy piano whenever I could, and to this day I still love pianos. My Patty Kay doll was my best friend when I was little, and she stayed with me until I was about 10, when I finally had outgrown her. After seeing Toy Story 3, I realize how sad Patty Kay must have been when I discarded her.
If you have ever owned a toy, or know anyone who has ever owned a toy, you will love Toy Story 3. It's one of the most magical movies I have ever seen. Be sure to watch it in 3-D; you'll get lost in the enchantment.