Director: Kevin Lima
Writer: K. Buckley, B. Regan, B. Tzudiker, N. White
Producers: Edward S. Feldman
Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil
Ioan Gruffudd as Kevin
Gerard Depardieu as Monsieur Le Pelt
On the whole, the film works mostly because of its use of cute dogs doing neat tricks, the talking parrot, who is absolutely hilarious (Go, Eric Idle!) and the last half of the film, which combines all the pratfalls from other kiddie movies, and a finale straight out of this summer’s CHICKEN RUN (8/10). Just think: chicken pies. Wink-wink! So if you’re looking for a film to bring your youngens, I don’t think you can go too wrong with this flick. It’s harmless and it doesn’t necessarily “change” a modern American classical tale or give the reigns to a comedic genius who turns the lead role into something other than what the role was meant to be…uuuhm, but I digress. What movie were we talking about again? The Grinch? Oh no, 102 DALMATIANS. Either way, I don’t think my little review or you, as a parent, trying to talk your kids out of seeing this movie is gonna work, so why bother. If your kid wants to see this movie, let ’em go see it…it certainly won’t hurt. If you’re an adult and you wanna see this movie, well…uuuhmmm, grow up! 🙂
Actually, it’s more than likely that most adults will also appreciate the parrot and Glenn Close’s performance. Mrs. JoBlo loved it! Scored it an 8/10. What’s up with that? Do I hear 103 Dalmatians, anyone? Disney will definitely let us know after the weekend box-office tallies.