Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Director: Wes Anderson. Cast (voices): George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson. 87 min. Rated PG. USA/UK. Animation.

Never been a Wes Anderson fan - slept through Rushmore; stopped watching Royal Tenenbaums halfway; entirely avoided Life Aquatic and Darjeeling Limited. If it wasn't for the stop-motion animation, an attractive form I hadn't seen for years, Mr. Fox would have probably met the same fate. But Roald Dahl's everlasting storytelling charm mixed with Anderson's raw comedy style, makes this a somewhat pleasant experience - especially during scenes in which characters look idiotically into the camera.

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