Movie Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Quirky. That is the word I am looking for. In a good way.

Title: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Director: Wes Anderson
Voice Actors: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Gambon, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Eric Chase Anderson (and cameos by Owen Wilson, Brian Cox, Adrien Brody, and Mario Batali, the celebrity chef)
Score Composer: Alexandre Desplat, mainly; other songs featured range from the Beach Boys to Burl Ives, the Rolling Stones to Mozart.
Length: 87 minutes
Spoiler-free Synopsis: Gentleman thief Mr. Fox promises his wife he’ll quit the dangerous thieving lifestyle forever so they can settle down. But years later, frustrated with his boring job as a journalist and its low income, he secretly plans a daring heist against three notoriously-tough farmers. What he doesn’t count on is the rage with which they pursue him and his family for revenge… (not your typical kids’ plot, is it?)
Reason for Beginning: The premise and stop-motion animation intrigued me, and it played in high definition on TV.
Reason for Finishing: Absolutely delightful movie. Read more