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A Close Shave (1995)

Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.

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When Wallace and Gromit go over to wash windows, Wallace falls in love with a wool store owner named Wendolene. Meanwhile, Gromit is framed for killing sheep and is put in jail. So with help from the sheep and Wendolene, Wallace must get him out of prison. Written by Mike-2000

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When Gromit is reading the newspaper, one of the headlines says "Killer Dog On Loose. Lord Baskerville Not Connected." See more »

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After Wallace gives Wendolene balls of wool, the balls change positions between shots. See more »

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[the sheep have climbed on top of Wallace in order to help Gromit escape from prison]
Wallace: [as they pull Gromit to safety] Oh, brilliant teamwork, lads!
Wallace: [he slips on a bar of soap randomly lying about on the pavement and they all come crashing down] Oh!
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After the credits and the Aardman logo is shown, we hear sheep bleating. See more »

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References Crime and Punishment (1935) See more »

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Wallace and Gromit: Theme and Chase
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One of very few movies that actually would deserve a spot in the TOP 250...
18 August 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Oh, if only this great, great movie wasn't so short! WALLACE AND GROMIT: A CLOSE SHAVE is one of the best and most original movies ever made. Every hilarious and charming character is made out of clay, so it takes the committed claymators a horribly long time to film everything, but boy does it look good.

The story is about Wallace (voiced by the incomparable Peter Sallis, and the equally good Claes Månsson in the dubbed Swedish version) and his clever dog, Gromit, who usually has to clean up the messes his master gets himself into. Working as window cleaners, Wallace falls in love with Wendolene, who sells wool together with her dog, Preston, who isn't very fond of Gromit. After Gromit gets life in prison after being set up by Preston, it soon turns out that Wendolene and her dog are up to no good.

The movie has the best plot twist since perhaps "I am your father", so I won't give it away. The voice acting is passionate and great, and the claymation is also beautiful. The unique characters and story are very imaginative, the cutest character being Shaun the sheep (who wears a sweatshirt made of his own fur after Wallace accidentally shaved him).

A short, but very tragic, funny, exciting, and touching work of art by the incomparable Nick Park and the Aardman animation studios. I love this classic movie more than any movie and I hope that the upcoming third sequel, "Curse of the wererabbit" won't suck or be too American (fart humor).

10/10! If I could give it 20 I would!


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