I make no bones about the fact that I’m a huge Pee-wee Herman fan. Ever since I saw Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in the theater when I was a kid (yes, I know I just dated myself), I’ve been hooked. I never missed an episode of Pee-wee’s Playhouse on Saturday mornings and I was so happy when I heard he was back in his new Netflix original movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday!
In Pee–wee’s Big Holiday, he breaks out of his comfy, small-town routine and learns how to live a little. A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger (Joe Manganiello) points Pee–wee toward his destiny — and an epic adventure.
My friends from Netflix sent my family an interactive Pee–wee Watch Kit, so that we could follow along on Pee–wee’s journey while we watched the movie.
In the kit were numbered boxes and detailed instructions that told us when to open each one during the movie.
One morning while working at Dan’s Diner in Fairville, Pee-wee Herman meets and and becomes fast friends with actor Joe Manganiello, who convinces Pee-wee to go to leave Fairville for the very first time to go to New York to attend Joe’s birthday party.
Once he leaves Fairville, Pee-wee gets mixes up with three women who have just robbed a bank. They end up stealing his car and leaving him stranded in a motel room, where he meets and gets a ride from a guy named Gordon, a traveling salesman who gives him a disguise kit.
Once he parts ways with Gordon, Pee-wee ends up coming across a farmhouse where Farmer Brown and his nine daughters invite him to spend the night. The next morning, Farmer Brown insists that Pee-wee picks one of his daughters to marry, but Pee-wee uses his disguise kit to escape from the church.
Shortly afterwards, Pee-wee meets Penny King, who has a neat flying car. She offered to fly him to Manhattan, but the flying car ends up crashing in the forest and after Pee-wee wakes up he ends up getting a buggy ride from some Amish people. They take him back to their village where he meets back up with the three bank robbers.
Pee-wee and the three women end up taking one of the Amish buggies the rest of the way to New York and just when Pee-wee arrives at the party, he ends up falling down a well. Joe sees Pee-wee on the news and ends up coming to his rescue.
My boys both loved the movie and really loved opening the boxes that were filled with little surprises that coincided with scenes from the movie. For example, there was a scene in the movie in which Joe was eating some Ruffles chips, so there were some Ruffles in one of the boxes for us to enjoy along with Joe.
We ended up with all sorts of fun surprises by the time we were done.
The Netflix original movie premiered on March 18 and is available for streaming now, so if you are a Pee-wee fan – you aren’t going to want to miss his latest adventure.
Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.