I look forward to our Friday nights. Why? Because its family movie night. And I’m so excited that the beloved classic film, BENJI has been revamped with a modern twist – that’s now streaming on Netflix. BENJI was one of my favorite movies growing up and now my boys love him as much as I do!
A modern day retelling of the classic, the story of Benji follows one orphaned puppy and Carter and Frankie, two caprious New Orleans school kids who strike up a friendship with the tenacious street dog. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
Written and directed by Brandon Camp, whose father Joe Camp created the original, Benji is produced by Jason Blum and Brandon Camp. The film stars Kiele Sanchez, Gabriel Bateman, and Darby Camp.
We had the opportunity to screen the film last week at it’s “PAW-miere” and it was the cutest green carpet event filled with the sweetest dog influencers. There was a dog-tag making station, treats for both dogs & humans, a puppy playground, and an adoption area. Be sure to scroll down for pics!
My boys and I really enjoyed the movie…and so did the all the dogs with lots of barking and whimpering. It was a great family-friendly film with a lot of heart…capturing the underdog prevailing. So next time you’re searching through Netflix…definitely check out Benji with the kids! It’ll be nostalgic for you and a whole new adventure for them.
|Caiden with Gabriel Bateman|
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