Heartwarming / Jumanji

From the book:

From the film:

  • Alan runs into his father's office before realizing that he mistook a squatter for his father. The squatter immediately notes that it's cold out and offers him hot coffee and warm clothing.
  • Judy is horribly close to death at the end of the game, having been poisoned. She says that she misses her dead parents (something she has been denying throughout the movie)—probably because she realizes she's going to see them in a few moments.
    Judy: I... wish mom and dad... were here...
  • Alan tries to emulate his father, then realizes that he's being a jerk, and apologizes to Peter.
  • Young Alan looking at the pieces that belonged to Judy and Peter, who aren't even born yet.
    • The ending where after meeting Judy, Peter and their parents, Alan and Sarah take measures to protect said parents despite the fact that neither of the kids remember them at all.
  • At the end, his father, despite having no way of knowing that Alan went through 26 years of hell, apologizes to Alan for his own outburst and is willing to talk to him, man to man. Alan hugs his father, who cracks a brief smile before hugging his son back and making amends.
  • These bits of dialogue:
    • "I'm so glad you're back!"
      "I've only been gone a few minutes."
      "It feels like a lot longer to me."
    • "We'll talk later: Man to man!"
      "How about father and son?"
    • Even better is when Young Alan reveals to his father that he was the one who put the shoe in the machine and got Carl fired, Mr. Parish doesn't even get mad. He even smiles as he looks at Sarah sitting in the living room.
  • After the quicksand floor is solid again:
    Sarah: I was afraid I'd lost you again.
    Alan: Thanks for sticking around this time.
  • The sheer joy on Alan's face when he thanks Peter for getting him out of Jumanji.
  • Carl singing with the other guests at the Christmas party; thanks to Alan confessing he accidentally destroyed Carl's shoe, Carl didn't get fired and drift away from the Parrish family.