Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

{4.5/5} “It’s a recessive gene carried down through families. Yet many generations can pass without a peculiar child being born. And alas, peculiars have been persecuted through the ages. Hence, we live in places like this.”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, released in 2016

When Jake’s grandfather Abe dies he travels to the place where Abe stayed as a kid. He runs into the kids that lived with Abe at the time — but they’re still kids. They, and their headmistress Miss Peregrine, live in a time loop. Every day is September 3, 1943 — the day the Germans drop a bomb on their residence.

It’s a delightful story, although a bit disturbing in parts. The tone reminds me of Big Fish, where things are just a bit peculiar.

Eva Green is superb as Miss Peregrine — she’s quirky but devoted to her children.

There was one plot point I was confused about. Other than that, I liked it a lot.

Stars Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, and Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Tim Burton (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure). The mysterious music is by Michael Higham and Matthew Margeson.

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