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Fantastic Mr. Fox

I love my mom but sometimes I wish Meryl Streep was my mom


Release date: October 14, 2009
Director: Wes Anderson
Language: English

Who should watch this movie: People who grew up with the book. People with kids. 

When should you watch this movie: When your kid suggests watching Frozen again. When you need a good laugh. 

The sell: Best book adaptation ever? Possibly! This version of Roald Dahl’s classic is phenomenal in that it remains loyal to the source material while adding bits of story, character, and presentation that enhance the story telling in an exciting way. Using stop-motion animation, Wes Anderson creates an atmosphere (as only he can), imbued simultaneously with nostalgia and youthful energy. His version of Mr. Fox et al is sweet, charismatic, and just the right amount of pedantic. The voice actors disappear into their characters, which makes it all the more fun to realize later that Meryl Streep was in it. Alexandre Desplat wrote the soundtrack, need I say more? If you want proof, go on spotify, look up the soundtrack, play “High-speed french train.”


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