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The Simpsons Movie

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2007
  • David Silverman
  • 83 mins
  • PG

Summary

Feature-length outing for America's most dysfunctional family, with the voices of Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner. When Homer adopts a pig, he doesn't count on the amount of excrement it produces. Deciding to dump a silo of the stuff in the local lake, he precipitates an environmental disaster that has dire consequences for the whole of Springfield.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Twenty years after their first appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show, everybody'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 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). 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.

Credits

Cast

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Homer Simpson / Krusty the ClownDan Castellaneta
Marge SimpsonJulie Kavner
Bart SimpsonNancy Cartwright
Lisa SimpsonYeardley Smith
Moe / Apu / Sea CaptainHank Azaria
Seymour Skinner / Ned Flanders /Lenny Leonard / Dr HibbertHarry Shearer
Fat TonyJoe Mantegna
Russ CargillAlbert Brooks
Tom HanksTom Hanks

Crew

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DirectorDavid Silverman

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Released on
2007-07-27
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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