Over the Hedge (2006)

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Over the Hedge (2006)
  • Time: 83 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy
  • Directors: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Nick Nolte, Eugene Levy

Storyline:

Upon waking up after hibernation, a group of forest animals discover that a tall hedge has appeared out of nowhere, half their forest is gone, they have little to no food left. While Verne, a nervous turtle who acts as leader, suggests they simply adapt, RJ the raccoon shows up and gives them another option: go over the hedge and get food from the humans! The other forest animals quickly give into RJ, sneaking into the human world to get all the food they can grab. What they don’t know is that RJ is actually in debt to a hungry bear, who has given him one week to replenish his food supply, or RJ takes its place!

One review

  • I’m not that big a fan of animated movies but this one was really well done. I was totally surprised at how good this movie was, now i’ve seen a few of the kids movies but not that many, and this was better than any animated movie that i have seen. Loved the actors/actresses who they got to do the voices here, Bruce Willis, perfect choice, Eugene Levy, Gary Shandling,, William Shatner, and yes Avril Lavigne.

    The plot line was very good and unique as well. Its about RJ the squirrel (Gary Shandling) who steals food from a bear then gets caught so he has to make up for his stolen food that eventually gets away. RJ has 7 days to get all of the food back before the bear get’s up from hibernation.. bear woke up early cause the squirrel made such a racket to steal the bear’s food. RJ then goes into suburbia on the other side of the hedge to join up with some of the other animals who were in hibernation to help him with his plan. He then later meets Verne the turtle (Bruce Willis) and the rest of his “family” (other animals though-not really family)and easily tricks them to help him find food into people houses so he can repay the bear. At first Verne didn’t trust RJ but eventually cane around. RJ’s plan works out at the end but Verne eventually finds out whats RJ’s real problem.

    I love the scene with the exterminator when he’s putting the traps in the backyard. The owner of the house Gladys acts like a real bit**, i mean she’s paying the exterminator pretty much to set up deadly traps to kill the animals that she spotted.

    At the end, she finally gets what she deserves because Gladys and the exterminator land on one of the traps and they blow up (literally), so does the bear which was chasing RJ for the food. Afterwards the bear ends up going away and Gladys end up going to jail because she has an illegal trap on her lawn.

    Great movie, its definitely worth checking out

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