A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself.
In 1974, Marty Bronson builds the Sunny Vista Motel in Los Angeles, California, with the intention of raising his son Skeeter and his daughter Wendy in the place where he works. However he is not a good businessman and the hotel goes bankrupt. Marty is forced to sell his motel to Barry Nottingham that promises to hire Skeeter in a general manager position when he grown up. Years later, Barry builds a new hotel; forgets his promise to Marty; and Skeeter Bronson is only the handyman of his hotel. The general manager is the arrogant Kendall, who is engaged with the shallow Barry's daughter Violet Nottingham. When the Webster Elementary School where Wendy is the principal will be closed to be demolished, she needs to travel to Arizona for a job interview. Wendy asks her friend Jill, who is teacher in the same school, to watch her son Patrick and her daughter Bobbi during the day and Skeeter to watch them during the night. Skeeter meets the estranged kids with his best friend Mickey and ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
appears as a thief in the "real life" story and as a Native American horse trader in one of the Western story sequences. He says his signature line 'I can do it' in the "story" scene. See more »
In the story "medieval times", Sir Fix-a-Lot is said to jump into a moat of crocodiles which are actually alligators. See more »
You, truth or dare?
How old were you the first time you kissed a girl?
Patrick never kissed a girl.
Girls are ick, except for Tricia Sparks.
Ohh, this Tricia Sparks, is she a girl in your class?
Aunt Jill, did you get our message?
Yes I did, and now it is time for you to get ready for school. Oh my gosh you are...
Yes, and here is you fat rat. And you, I expect to hear all about this Tricia Sparks next time I see you.
Tricia Sparks is two years older than you.
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My granddaughter, 11, picked the movie as I am generally a ScFi guy. I have to say that I enjoyed and laughed as much as she did. I didn't see anything hackneyed or clichéd moments lend itself to funny cookie cutter movies, except the role reversal with the waiter thing, but oddly enough, that can happen in real life...the movie moves at a nice brisk pace, making you want a little more depth at certain points such as sibling interaction, but it is about that phase between is Santa real and the real world. And yes Santa is real..No its not a Santa movie..take the kids to it and find out, enjoy, or vice versa, I recommend it highly. You will not feel leaving the movie ripped off by any means, which not surprisingly happens more often than not. May you all enjoy it as we did.
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