|Shrek (left) and Rumpelstiltskin from Shrek Forever After.|
Shrek Forever After is the fourth and final installment of the popular Shrek saga.
This time the domesticated ogre faces challenges brought on by his yearning for the glory days of his old life when his roar scared people away and he could bask in the mud for as long as he wanted.
But after he signs a pact with Rumpelstiltskin to turn back the clock and live a day from the past, he finds himself in an alternate and unfamiliar world.
His friend Donkey is a slave; Puss in Boots is a pampered fat cat; and his wife Fiona is a warrior leading a band of rebel ogres against...guess who? Rumpelstiltskin.
Shrek must endure a series of ordeals that test his mettle and help him see how much he misses his good life as a family man and friend.
This 3-D animated feature comes across as a parable about the spiritual practice of gratitude. It takes many of us a long time to really appreciate the specialness of our ordinary lives (Paramount Pictures, PG—mild action, some rude humor, brief language).
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