The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie

David Silverman (2007)

83min
PG Certificate
Sun 10 Jul 8:35am - 10:10am Sky Movies Comedy
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Our Score
Twenty years after their first appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show, America's favourite dysfunctional cartoon family finally made it on to the big screen. Cheekily described by creator Matt Groening as Homer's Odyssey, this is certainly epic, with 11 writers, a team of South Korean animators and a plot that follows Homer from Springfield to Alaska and back again after he accidentally causes an environmental disaster in his home town (D'oh!). The script is glorious in its ambition, tackling everything from lowbrow slapstick to inventive visual gags (Bart's naked skateboarding is a highlight), barbed political comment (an ill-informed President Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring "I was elected to lead, not to read") and irreverent swipes at its competitors (Walt Disney gets a bashing). The rich relentlessness of the jokes demands at least two viewings and, while some fans will undoubtedly be upset that a few of their favourite characters are sidelined (including villainous Mr Burns), this reaffirms The Simpsons as the jewel in the crown of American animation.

Summary

Homer unwittingly pollutes Lake Springfield, so the US government decides to isolate the city underneath a giant dome. The Simpsons manage to escape and plan to start a new life in Alaska - but learn Springfield is about to be destroyed, and return to save their friends. With the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

Cast & Crew

Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown Dan Castellaneta
Marge Simpson Julie Kavner
Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright
Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith
Moe / Apu / Sea Captain Hank Azaria
Seymour Skinner / Ned Flanders /Lenny Leonard / Dr Hibbert Harry Shearer
Fat Tony Joe Mantegna
Russ Cargill Albert Brooks
Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Director David Silverman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 27 Jul 2007

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