Friday, March 27, 2015

HOME (C+/B/B+/A)

The Bottom Line: A somewhat huggable, animated sci-fi invasion flick that scoots along with a ton of eye-popping color and a dash of zany nonsense, Dreamwork’s Home is a surefire hit for the kiddos in your clan (my three boys really enjoyed it; 10yrs B, 8yrs B+ and 5yrs A).  The movie means well with messages about standing up for yourself and taking chances, and yet it never truly tries reaching for the stars…  The 90 minutes invested will zip along and along the way you’ll be surprised to find a little heart beneath all the candy-colored hijinks.  Bottom line though is that we’ve seen much of this before, and that’s not all together a bad thing – I just with it was a more memorable thing.  This’ll easily make for a fun family flick but, ironically (or helpfully), the title tells you the best location in which to watch it…

Starring the voices of: Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin
Directed by: Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge and Antz)
Rated: PG
Running time: 93 minutes
Story: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME. (c) Fox

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