A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Celebrating Courageous Women: The Zookeeper's Wife Fandango Giveaway

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Celebrating Courageous Women: The Zookeeper's Wife Fandango Giveaway

**Gift card received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

Have you heard of the new movie coming to theaters March 31- The Zookeeper's Wife?



THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.

When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Brühl of Captain America: Civil War).

To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.



Doesn't this sound like such an amazing and inspiring story? I love these wonderful stories of overcoming amazing obstacles, that show us how real life heroes and heroines exist. The film focuses on courage and doing what is right in the face of danger. The true story also shows us an incredibly strong protagonist in the zookeeper's wife.

That makes me think about the courageous women in my own life? We all have them right? Women who have gone through so much and still came out on top. Maybe it's a friend, a grandmother, an aunt.  For me that woman is my mother. I think I've always know my mom was a strong woman, but it wasn't until becoming a mother that I truly understood just how strong she was.

These days, having a special needs child, well, I can't say that it is easy... but there is more awareness, more understanding. (A far cry from where it needs to be but still better than it was 30+ years ago.) We have internet for support and connections, we have a better understanding of diagnosis's like autism. But my mom did it in the 80s. She had a child- my brother- diagnosed with mental retardation and suspected autism in addition to health issues. At just 3.5 years old, my brother passed away and my mother had to face something that now, as a mother myself, is something I cannot fathom. For anyone who has gone through that, it could be so easy to give up your faith, but she never did that. At all. Her faith stayed strong throughout anything life sent her way. I have seen her go back to school as an adult, I have seen her fight cancer and win... I have seen her do so much and have so much sent her way, and yet to me that is the most amazing thing of all- that through it all, she remained strong in her faith. She has shown me what it is to be strong and courageous, and I can only hope to be half the woman she is.

Who is the strong woman in your life? I want to hear all about her!

And in celebration of the theatrical release of The Zookeeper's Wife, why not treat her or another great woman in your life to a trip to the theater? The Zookeeper's Wife will be out in theater March 31st.



And one very lucky winner is going to win a $25 Fandango Gift Card! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery.

33 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good and inspiring movie. I like movies from that era.

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  2. Jessica Chastain is always great!

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  3. My Mom!! She raised and supported 3 kids on her own while somehow keeping her sanity!!

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  4. I just saw this advertised and it looks so good!

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  5. I had just watched the preview of this not an hour ago! It really looks like it will be good.

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  6. I would love to see this movie with my sister.

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  7. This looks like such a good movie! I can't wait to see it.

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  8. Jessica Chastain? Now I really know why the caged bird sings.

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  9. I would love to take my hubby to the movies! This movie looks really good...I am looking forward to seeing it!

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  10. I would love to take my girlfriend to see this movie.

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  11. This sounds like a very inspirational movie.

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  12. I can hardly wait to see this movie! I love that there are more and more movies being made about true stories. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  13. I want to take my mom to see this movie with me!

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  14. It's sad that I've never heard of this brave woman before. This movie is great for bringing to life a story that deserves to be told.

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  15. Looks like the perfect movie for a girl's night out.

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  16. This movie sounds amazing!

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  17. I accidentally put my email in place of the magic word. For Friday it is "Once Upon A Time" :)

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  18. I am excited to see this movie, it looks really good.

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  19. I read the book a few weeks ago and really liked it. Plan on seeing the movie for sure

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  20. I haven't heard about this movie. I like Jessica Chastain so I will probably watch it!
    Also it looks like the L is missing at the end of the link for the magic words. :)

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  21. I definitely want to see this! What an incredible story!

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  22. I would love to see this movie. The trailer was so touching.

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  23. I'm really excited to see The Zookeeper's Wife! This looks like a great family movie!!

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  24. I would love to win this awesome gift card, so I can bring my sisters to see it!
    Thank You

    Fiona N

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  25. This movie sounds really good. Jessica Chastain is one of our favorite actresses.

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  26. Looks like a great movie to see at the theaters thanks

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  27. I would love to see this movie with the kids.
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  28. This looks like a good movie for everyone!
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  29. I'm taking my dad to see The Zookeeper's Wife!

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  30. I would also like to read the book

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  31. I would love to read the book before seeing this movie.

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  32. I would love to take my hubby for a date night to see this movie! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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