Day 157 – Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Movie Title: Fantastic Mr. Fox

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. 27 min.

Rated: PG

Who did I watch with?: Stephie

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated children’s movie directed by Wes Anderson. As usual, Anderson puts together an all-star cast of voice actors starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, and others. It is a beautiful movie with a unique animation style that Anderson revisited this year with Isle of Dogs.

Mr. and Mrs. Fox have made a living as chicken thieves. One fine day they get busted and Mr. Fox discovers that Mrs. Fox is pregnant. He vows to get out of the thieving game and becomes a columnist for the local Fox paper. He does, but he can’t lose the itch. He moves his family near three of the largest nearby farms, so he can again engage in a burglary spree. All does not go well and he goes after too big a price. The three farmers decide to put a bounty out on the Fox family and put all their resources into exterminating them. The Fox family and the rest of the wild creatures need to get creative to find a way to survive. It is a fun family comedy that really does work for the whole family.

Verdict:

It is a pretty movie with great voice acting. It really is a great watch for anyone in the family. See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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