"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot..."

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage RECO Reg# 4325734

"...Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Fitting closing words to The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' beloved storybook about the pint-sized crusader who "speaks for the trees".
Lorax - the movie
Theodor "Dr Seusss" Geisel was ahead of his time, writing The Lorax, his moving earth friendly short story when Earth Day was only one year old, would have turned 108 on the movie's opening day Friday March the 2nd, 2012.


Universal Studios has added love interest angle (Audrey) and a new villain (O'Hare - a tiny little fellow who gets rich selling citizens of Thneedville plastic bottles of air after the atmosphere becomes polluted when all the trees have been cut down) to the original 45 page book to make this visually effective, colourfully musical and wholly entertaining 94 minute movie.  Helen, Alec and I saw this movie in 3D on March 3rd, after Helen took her class to see the movie in 2D on Friday.  This bright and colourful movie translates very well into 3D, though reviews say that you will not miss much watching this movie in 2D.


This is an entertaining movie with a very poignant message which Dr. Zeuss delivers without becoming "preachy":

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot.  Nothing is going to get better, it's not."

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Howdy and evening Chris

Chris my friend, my lady and I are planing to go see The Lorax. It not playing at any of the Movie Houses right in our area here yet.


Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

March 12, 2012 09:31 PM
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Marc Swartz
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Hi Chris - While I have no plans to see The Lorax, I had seen some commercials for it at the theatre when seeing other movies.

March 13, 2012 02:46 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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I can't wait to see it - I've loved the book for years and I'm sure the movie will be great!

March 13, 2012 03:46 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT

I love Dr Seuss and that looks like a lot of fun, and a great cast.  He really was ahead of his time.

March 13, 2012 04:03 AM
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
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Thanks for the recommendation Chris and the very important message. It always disappoints when they are preparing for a new subdivision and the first thing they do is chop down all the trees! Air in a bottle may become a reality if we don't do something.

March 13, 2012 05:48 AM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Dale, we saw it Saturday afternoon, and there were a lot of children, but it is a timeless movie that will appeal to people of all ages.  I am sure you both will enjoy it.

March 13, 2012 06:13 AM
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
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Marc, Helen and I enjoyed the animated movies, even before Alec.  I think they are best suited for 3D.

March 13, 2012 06:14 AM
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Chris Smith
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Wayne and Jean, Dr Zeuss' imagination has inspired generations.  I am sure you will love what they have done to the book =)

March 13, 2012 06:15 AM
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Chris Smith
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Debbie, if we had only heeded his message back in 1971.  The second best time to heed his message is NOW!

March 13, 2012 06:16 AM
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Chris Smith
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Al and Peggy, I hate seeing a new subdivision, say "McLeod's Forest", but seeing no trees also.  It is a great movie to take the kids and grandkids to see.

March 13, 2012 06:18 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

Chris, good old Dr. Seuess seems to be hitting his stride with Hollywood these days, eventually all his books will become movies I'm sure. Kids always love his quirky and colourful characters.

March 13, 2012 08:08 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
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Dr. Seuss is very popular in my home, seeing I have 5 year old twins. They can't wait to see this!

Hope you are having a nice week!

March 13, 2012 01:22 PM
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Ron Marshall
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Marshall Enterprises

Chris, this is so true.  And, that is why people like me and people like you, have to do as much as we possibly can not only to keep being the canaries in the coal mines, but practice what we preach.  Thank you.

March 15, 2012 07:45 AM
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Michael Thornton
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Good evening, Chris. I have to agree. Dr. Suess was ahead of his time in so many ways...

March 15, 2012 04:16 PM
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate

I am going to have to see this one,  maybe take the grandkids, sounds like we will all love it!

April 04, 2012 08:58 AM
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