Be aware – there is a LOT of cussing in this film. No, you won’t hear anything shocking – simply the WORD CUSS in place of what would have normally been a swear (“the cuss you are” – “no, the cuss YOU are”). This will bring giggles to both young and old. The “cussing” scene between Mr. Fox (George Clooney) and Badger (Bill Murray) is classic and I’m get a little giddy just thinking about it.
This is the story of a sly fox who needs to make one last score…..of chickens that is, and I think that he fancies himself as almost a James Bond type of character. The entire family gets involved in his caper to steal chickens and you get to see some wonderful family dynamics as Ash (Jason Schwartzman) becomes very competitive with his cousin Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). Mrs. Fox (Meryl Streep) attempts to keep the peace, as mom’s most often do.
With incredible performances by Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson (Coach) and Willem Dafoe (as the Rat) you’ll soon forget that these are stop action puppets and begin to see them as people.
This is one of my MUST SEE films of the year.
Special Features include
- From Script to Screen – WOW, Wes Anderson is a stickler for details!
- Still Life (Puppet Animation) – Interesting to see how these puppets are painstakingly created.as well as the way that stop action filming works
- A Beginner’s Guide to Whack-Bat – BEST special scene of the LOT! This is the funniest game and the instructional video will have you laughing out loud.
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