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Hop (2011)

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E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.

Director:

Tim Hill

Writers:

Cinco Paul (screenplay), Ken Daurio (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Marsden ... Fred O'Hare
Russell Brand ... E.B. (voice) / Production Assistant
Kaley Cuoco ... Sam O'Hare
Hank Azaria ... Carlos / Phil (voice)
Gary Cole ... Henry O'Hare
Elizabeth Perkins ... Bonnie O'Hare
Hugh Laurie ... E.B.'s Dad (voice)
Tiffany Espensen ... Alex O'Hare
David Hasselhoff ... David Hasselhoff
Chelsea Handler ... Mrs. Beck
Dustin Ybarra ... Cody
Carlease Burke ... Receptionist
Veronica Alicino ... Waitress
Django Marsh ... Young E.B. (voice)
Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter ... Blind Boys of Alabama (as Jimmy Lee Carter)
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Storyline

Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Written by Universal Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Big Game, Big Ears. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | India | Malaysia | Taiwan | Canada | UK

Language:

English | Chinese | Spanish | French | Ukrainian

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hop See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$63,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,543,710, 3 April 2011

Gross USA:

$108,085,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,953,723
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Illumination film to not have a sequel, prequel or spin-off until The Lorax (2012) and The Grinch (2018). See more »

Goofs

Fred puts out newspaper and water for EB in the garage and there is stuff lying around. When he comes back in the morning to see if EB is still there the garage is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

E.B.: Look, Dad.
[clears throat]
E.B.: Ever since I was yea big, it's been, "The Easter Bunny wouldn't do that" and "The Easter Bunny has to be perfect." But... Ha! I'm not perfect!
E.B.'s Dad: I know that, Son. But you'll get there, eventually.
E.B.: But I'm... Listen. You want me to be this.
[holds an egg]
E.B.: But maybe I'm not this. Just maybe, maybe I'm this.
[grabs a sock]
E.B.'s Dad: A sock?
[sniffs and gets disgusted]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

In the opening Illumination logo, Dave the Minion is wearing bunny ears and happily skipping while spreading Easter candy out of his basket, until he runs into his buddy Stuart. He then turns around and shakes his bunny tail, but Stuart is far from impressed. Dave then turns back around and throws candy in Stuart's face. Dave chuckles nervously, then takes his bunny ears off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: Where There's a Will, There's a Dead Person (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Celebrity Skin
Written by Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Billy Corgan
Performed by Hole
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A horribly tedious film
21 April 2011 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

This time, the phrase "From the producers of Despicable Me" did not sound like a warning, but as a recommendation, because I moderately enjoyed that movie. Unfortunately, Hop ended up being a horrible film which uses the most cloying and tiring routines from the family cinema. In a few words, I found the story to be boring, the humor to be excessively simple and trite, and the performances (with one exception) to be lacking of any life or energy. However, the solid animation and vivacious music might fool to some kids to make them believe they are having fun.

I previously mentioned that almost all the performances (also the voice ones) feel listless. The only actor who shows conviction in his role is James Marsden as the leading character. His best attribute in this movie is that he makes us to believe he is genuinely interacting with a rabbit which would not exist on the screen until months later, during the post-production. And I also liked the fact that he takes his character seriously; thinking about it better, I think that that is what makes the relationship between his character and the rabbit credible. Unfortunately, Marsden's competent work was not enough for saving this movie from being an absolute tedium.

And just in case the screenplay was not questionable enough, Hop forces its premise even more in order to justify the use of sporadic rock-and-roll songs, with the hope of looking "cooler". Besides, the excuse of the rabbit wanting to be a rock singer is simply a rehash of the old cliché "son who refuses to follow his father's steps". Anyway, I think that Hop is an atrocious movie which made me feel like genuinely wasting my time. In other words, avoid it at any cost.


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