Friday, November 27, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
A very sweet and successful adaptation of Roald Dahl's slim book by Wes Anderson. To stretch it out to feature-length, Anderson beefs up the plot points somewhat, but also adds some nice character touches and family dynamics. It works, very funny at times, and poignant in others. For my taste, I prefer Dahl's more cozy-English book. The voice work in this is very good. George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzmann all deliver.