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Hoot (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  5 May 2006 (USA)
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A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.



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The story of a young man moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls, and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has some connection with vandalism at the construction site. When they realize that a population of endangered burrowing owls is threatened by new construction the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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It's time to stand up for the little guys.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild bullying and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chouette  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,368,197 (USA) (5 May 2006)


$8,080,116 (USA) (2 June 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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[about Dana, after Roy broke his nose]
Roy Eberhardt: I wrote him a note, that should be the end of it.
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Roy Eberhardt: You're hysterical.
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Funky Kingston
Written by 'Toots' (as Frederick Hibbert)
Performed by Toots & The Maytals
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Very nice family film
3 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am not going to lie and say Hoot is the best family film I have seen, but I am going to say I actually rather liked it. True, the pacing is a little too slow at times, the story perhaps a little predictable and some of the characters are rather clichéd particularly the bully. However, Hoot is beautifully photographed with lovely scenery and the cinematography was very nice. The soundtrack was a pleasant touch and had a somewhat nostalgic feel to it, while the dialogue is humorous and has some sweet parts too, the message is admirable and the direction is above-adequate. And the acting was good on the whole, Logan Lerman is an appealing lead and Brie Larson while petite is alluring and likable enough, while Tim Blake Nelson does a very good job with his role as does Luke Wilson. Overall, very nice and likable, nothing outstanding but it's not awful either. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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