Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Rated: PG

Running Time: 87 Minutes

Release Date: 25-Nov-2009

Nudity: None

One Sentence: Perfect Thanksgiving family movie. 

I was very wary of this movie.  Wes Anderson who I feel is not consistent, along with some awkward animation could have led to a very bad movie.  As the movie started the animation took a bit to get used to.  Weird closeups of the characters made the starting of this movie hard to get past, but once I did get used to the animation I thought the movie was excellent.  

Fantastic Mr. Fox seems to take all the great things about Wes Anderson movies and the innovation of Robot Chicken to make a magical movie with a great Thanksgiving message that is perfect for the whole family.  I got past the animation really quickly and even grew to love it.  I though it only added to the magic of the movie, and thinking back now I can not imagine the movie being made any other way.  Adding great voice acting by Clooney, and a lot of the old Wes Anderson group, Fantastic Mr. Fox really impressed me as I walked out of the theater. 

This movie is so good I think UP has the possibility of losing the animated Oscar to Mr. Fox.  So that means I think that if you have a Thanksgiving movie tradition, this is your choice.  It is good for you and the kids, and your aunt, cousin, 2nd cousins life partner and your grandma.  I think that this movie should be seen in the theater so I would not recommend rental for it, it is just too pretty to not see on a small screen at home. 

4 Stars 

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