We watched a virtual screener earlier to facilitate this post
FINDING ‘OHANA, debuting on Netflix January 29, 2021.
We are having a rainy weekend here in SoCal and we are planning on ordering food, chilling and watching Netflix. If you have similar plans to us, I have good news, there is a new movie streaming tomorrow that is a great family film.
About the movie
Geocache champion Pilialoha “Pili” Kawena, age 12, is abruptly lifted from her busy New York life and dropped into rural O‘ahu to help care for her grandfather. Initially skeptical about her new surroundings, Pili finds a cryptic pirate’s journal in her Papa’s studio hinting at a 200-year-old shipwrecked treasure hidden away in the island's caves and mountains. With her older brother and new friends in tow she uses her clue solving skills to lead them on an adventure of a lifetime through the natural wonders of Hawaiʻi. As she learns to respect and love her native culture she also discovers not all secrets should be shared and that the real treasure in life is ‘ohana - her family.
Did we like it?
It is a very cute movie with an amazing message of the importance of family and friendship. It has some vibes from movies that we grew up watching such at the Goonies meets Indiana Jones. Without revealing any spoilers, let's just say the kids go treasure hunting and at the end the realize the best treasure out there is your family.
I think it is a great movie to watch with kids 6 and older. It has some scenes that happen inside a cave that might be scary for little ones.
Learn more about the movie here: https://www.netflix.com/FindingOhana