Very funny and entertaining movie not at all what I had expected from the trailer. An all star vocal cast with a for the most part well written and clever script. Steve Carell shows his comic genius and steals the show as Hammy the hyperactive squirrel. Hidden in the humour is a rather pointed little message about suburbia and modern life;
RJ: That is an S.U.V; Humans ride in then because they are slowly losing their ability to walk. Penny: Jeepers, its so big! Lou: How many humans fit in there? RJ: Usually, one.
This movie is laugh out loud funny in places and will have the older kids delighted. Some of the jokes may go straight over the head of the younger children. But that is in keeping with modern animated movies such as The Incredibles. After watching you will find yourself quoting the numerous one-liners.
Ben Folds songs are well used and cleverly written, fitting with the fun and cheeky mood of the movie.
Highly recommended for a good Saturday afternoon movie with the family or if you simply want a light hearted laugh.