Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Encounter team. Some of you might be drinking Shamrock milkshakes or an Irish coffee, and some of you might just be finding out where the party is at near your local pub. But for those who will be choosing to stay in on the Paddy Friday, here is some nostalgia for you worth taking advantage of.
“The Luck of the Irish,” 2001 — St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for the adults. For a family film, try “The Luck of the Irish.” The Disney Channel movie stars a young Ryan Merriman as Kyle, a junior high school student with a lucky streak. However, that streak begins to run out when he loses his lucky gold coin.
Kyle starts shrinking and seemingly turning into an actual leprechaun. He finds out he’s from a family of leprechauns and needs the gold coin to turn back, so Kyle and his friends decide to go after Seamus, the creature that took Kyle’s luck.
“The Luck of the Irish” doesn’t have the most inspired premise, but it’s a fun movie for the family to enjoy together. Kids will gain positive messages about family and friends from the movie and parents can enjoy a silly, but fun Irish themed tale.
If you’re not in the mood to revisit your childhood, every sports bar will be filled with those who are trying to make sure their NCAA March Madness brackets have not completely busted. High energy, a variety of food selections, and affordable drinks might make you want to consider having an Encounter where you can watch the game. You each will need someone to talk to when the 12 seed you didn’t pick to make it past the first round upsets your five seed, and you lose your office pool tournament challenge.
Luck is in the air, love is in the air, everywhere you look around.