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The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  27 July 2007 (USA)
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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marge Simpson / Selma / Patty (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Russ Cargill (voice) (as A. Brooks)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Man / EPA Driver (voice)
Mrs. Krabappel (voice) (scenes deleted)
Martin Prince (voice)
Helen Lovejoy (voice)
TV Dad (voice)
Green Day (voice)


Homer adopts a pig who's run away from Krusty Burger after Krusty tried to have him slaughtered, naming the pig "Spider Pig." At the same time, the lake is protected after the audience sink the barge Green Day are on with garbage after they mention the environment. Meanwhile, Spider Pig's waste has filled up a silo in just 2 days, apparently with Homer's help. Homer can't get to the dump quickly so dumps the silo in the lake, polluting it. Russ Cargill, the villainous boss of the EPA, gives Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 options, forcing him to choose 4 (which is, unfortunately, to destroy Springfield) and putting a dome over Springfield to prevent evacuation. Homer, however, has escaped, along with his family. Can he stop the evil Cargill from annihilating his home town, and his family, who have been forced to return to Springfield? Written by movieguy3

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for irreverent humor throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Simpsons Movie in 3D  »

Box Office


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£13,626,853 (UK) (27 July 2007)


$183,132,370 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Simpson's movie debuted in Springfield, Vermont on 21st July 2007. 20th Century Fox held a contest to select 1 of 16 possible Springfields (spanning from Oregon to Nebraska to Massachusetts) to decide which city would host the premiere. Springfield, Vermont won, just beating out Springfield, Illinois. See more »


When Marge and Bart are inside the gas station store while Homer puts gas in the pickup truck, Bart places a buzz cola on the counter next to the beef jerky. When Bart aims his sling-shot to shoot the hot dog off Homers' hand, the buzz cola is now near the tip jar. After he shoots the hot dog, the buzz cola is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Scratchy: [having just landed on the Moon] We come in peace for cats and mice everywhere.
[Itchy impales and beats Scratchy with flag pole]
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits Ralph Wiggum sings along to the 20th Century Fox fanfare, standing in the '0' of the 20th Century Fox logo, before turning and leaving. See more »


Referenced in 'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) See more »


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User Reviews

I don't know....I just don't know.
28 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got out of the theater. Don't get me wrong, I was entertained throughout the duration of the film. But I rarely got any belly laughs out of it. And I just wanted it to be...well, smarter and funnier.

The animation and production values are awesome. Just seeing Springfield and all the characters on the big screen is enough to make this movie worth going to. But I was rather let down in terms of the comedy. It seemed like it was dumbed down to give it more mass appeal and that's disappointing. I also had annoying little kids sitting around me and their father refused to shut them up...which somewhat ruined the experience. The first 45 min are good, then it dips in humor.

In conclusion, while the South Park movie took advantage of the new medium by pushing the envelope and producing hilarious, brilliant satire...The Simpsons Movie seems to do the opposite, getting watered down in the process.

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