Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

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Hello, people who may or may not like weird movies, this is for you. Check out my take on Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

What is Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart about?

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart begins with a birth. A birth that occurs on the coldest day of the year and I’m wondering if this movie is about Jack Frost. It’s not. Anyway, I guess it was so cold that it froze the heart of the newborn. Don’t worry he’s not dead, the witch/midwife/adopted mother of the baby is just going to take out his old one and give him a new heart, made of–you guessed it–a cuckoo-clock.

She tells him there are three rules he must always follow. One, he must never touch the hands of his heart. Two, he mustn’t lose his temper. Three, he must never fall in love. 10 years later, Jack is 10 years old and wants to go to town for the first time for his birthday. From there it’s your classic boy meets girl, boy falls in love with the girl, girl disappears for a few years, the boy travels everywhere to find her, the boy finds girl, they fall in love. In the process, he breaks every single rule his mom gave him and it kills him just like she said it would.

Is Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart ok for kids?

This movie is rated PG and is 1hr and 30 minutes. It is a musical movie that gives me a sort of Tim Burton vibe. At surface level, this movie is a children’s movie. If you look at the lyrics of the songs though you quickly realize it’s not. Let’s just say that the love Jack has for the girl of his dreams is not as cute as you might think.

Things I liked:

  • the creativity that went into it

Things I didn’t like:

  • this show doesn’t make a lot of sense.
  • the voice actor for Jack and the bully seemed to be older than the ages of the characters themselves which kinda threw me off.
  • The main girl says straight off the bat she can’t see well without glasses that she refuses to wear. Yet when we see her at the carnival she’s doing a singing and dancing act that requires her to move from one place to the next. For a character that emphasizes she can’t see, that doesn’t make sense. Also, in her backstory, she reveals that part of her eyes froze so she can’t see well even with glasses so now I’m really questioning how she gets around or recognizes anyone.
  • the twists n turns were very predictable but then again, I’m an adult.
  • the bully

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I give this movie a 4/10. Thank you for reading my take on “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”, I appreciate it. If you like my content, consider subscribing to my mailing list and if you want a review on something similar, click here 

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