Between candies, cards and stuffed animals, it can be easy for us to forget the reason for Valentine’s Day—love! Luckily for parents, Sonic the Hedgehog comes in for the rescue with lessons about showing love through friendship and loyalty. Read on to find out why this new movie is the perfect family outing for Valentine’s Day!

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he makes a new life for himself on planet Earth. Sonic and his best friend, Tom (James Marsden), team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The movie also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic. Sonic the Hedgehog is a live-action adventure comedy that’ll thrill your entire family.

Kids will love the furry and mischievous Sonic, while parents will appreciate the humor, lessons about love and friendship the film is reinforcing to kids and seeing fan-favorite Jim Carrey. Need more convincing to see this awesome movie over Valentine’s Day weekend? Here are three reasons why families will love the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

1. Kids will learn the power of love and friendship. You don’t always know who you’ll meet in life, and kids don’t always have a choice as to who they have to play with or get along with at school. Sonic and Tom don’t choose to team up, but once they do, they become friends and have each other’s backs.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures and Sega of America.

2. Sonic and Tom will teach everyone to love people for who they are. Often times, people’s differences help assure they make great teams. In Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic is extremely fast, but he doesn’t always think things through. His friend, Tom, plans things out and knows how to work with other humans. Both Sonic and Tom have different skills, but put together, their skills complement each other.

3. Parents will love the message of teamwork. Sonic can’t avoid the evil Dr. Robotnik without Tom’s help. Sonic and Tom make a great team because they work together to accomplish their goals. Dr. Robotnik, however, will not listen to the people who are there to help him, including his assistant. And while we can’t give away the ending, you can probably guess who the winning team is in Sonic the Hedgehog.

Watch the trailer here!

Sonic the Hedgehog is in theaters February 14, 2020 just in time for a perfect Valentine’s Day outing with your family.

—Leah R. Singer