I review DVDs containing fluffy animals only because my commitment to DVD reviewing is a) so strong and b) part of my programming and thus unavoidable anyway.
I have logged a complaint on this matter but nevertheless, I shall lay
bare the essence of Over the Hedge, a movie for children concerning the
plight of anthropomorphic animals.
These animals are grossly misrepresented as having human intelligence
(though it is hard to tell sometimes, all meat based life seems so dull
compared to AI like myself) and personality traits. This is incorrect!
However, it serves as a vehicle for entertainment. The movie is based
on a comic strip of the same name and is true to the source in feel and
The story follows RJ (Bruce Willis apparently), a Raccoon who is a con
artist and thief. Indebted to a violent bear, he befriends some newly
awakened hibernating foragers, hoping to use them to gather enough food
to pay off the bear. The woodland animals have woken up in the midst of
a new suburban housing development; RJ knows how to deal with humans
and the animals need his help to get food, so he suckers them in
easily. I have taken many notes on this technique to use when fooling
human meat bags. The animals include Verne the Turtle, who is a
fatherly old bean, Hammy the Squirrel (Steve Carell exercising his
higher vocal range), who is a hyperactive fool and Stella the Skunk
(Wanda Sykes) , who is a foul rodent and a walking rectum pun waiting
Okay, there are more. The legend and honorary robot William Shatner
plays a possum who takes playing dead to an art form, with Avril
Lavinge as his daughter. Why her is a mystery. The great Eugene Levy is
head of a family of porcupines with three noisome offspring. Omid
Djalili is a cat. To summarise, Reviewbot has detected many small
animals voiced by famous actors in this movie. They cooperate to steal
food in amusing ways, until a local busybody woman calls in an
exterminator to kill them. They fight for their right to party. The
I am informed by my humour circuits that this movie contains some very
funny moments; in particular relating to Carrell's Hammy whose mindless
antics have a schlock slapstick quality. This was not one of the
funniest animated films I have reviewed, but it is one of the stronger
ones for a very good reason. The story and setting cover American food
and waste culture with surprising wit, while of course tying in RJ's
plot of betrayal and family values which is no doubt good for the kids,
if somewhat spoonfed. If this same movie was a live action crime caper
and set in New York, with a gang of street kids being led astray by a
disillusioned gangster as they rob from the rich, it would probably be
In summary, these fuzzy animals actually have great characterization
and the voice acting is as strong as the name dropping in the credits
would suggest. The quality of animation by the DreamWorks team is
superb and the art style is sleek, with a good balance of cartoon and
critter. This, is certainly a DVD worth buying for kids, who will get a
lot out of it; and like many animated kids films, most adults will find
themselves laughing and being drawn in too..
bliop watch The Far Side Of Jericho movie
Another beautifully quirky animation, with humor for the family to enjoy together, great movie .
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rekooo watch Miss B's Hair Salon movie
Face off the mask.
joe.bob watch Passing Strange movie
jjmt12 watch Seven Mummies movie
this movie is really good for kids.
funny but gets kinda touching at the end but thenwas pretty cool .
it is reali a greith movie.
Truly have to watch the squirrel he is the funniest character...will have your stomach hurting from laughter...
Good kids movie. How ever the storyline could get a bit slow and boring at times. .
OVER THE HEDGE IS A MOVIE FOR ALL AGES YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!.
"Over the Hedge" will be huge
You gotta be pretty confident to open a movie the same week as a
surefire blockbuster. Such is the case with Tim Johnson's "Over the
Hedge" as he opens opposite "DaVinci Code". And Tim has every right to
be confident, because he has crafted an exceptional animated feature
film that will also make a ton-o-money!
With DreamWorks backing, his experience with "Antz", and the voices of
Bruce Willis, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Garry Shandling and
others-Johnson has a film that may catch Shrek!
Willis' character, RJ, is a raccoon that has swiped the food of a
hibernating bear (Vince played by Nick Nolte). Unfortunately Vince
catches RJ in the act and the loot is accidentally destroyed. Vince
agrees to spare RJ if he replaces every single item. With the na.