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The Willoughbys (2020)

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Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

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Kris Pearn, Cory Evans | 1 more credit »

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Kris Pearn (screenplay by), Mark Stanleigh (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Forte ... Tim (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Nanny (voice)
Alessia Cara ... Jane (voice)
Terry Crews ... Commander Melanoff (voice)
Martin Short ... Father (voice)
Jane Krakowski ... Mother (voice)
Seán Cullen ... Barnaby A & B (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... The Cat (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Baby Ruth / Phil / Yokel (voice)
Kris Pearn Kris Pearn ... Spoons McGee (voice)
Fiona Toth Fiona Toth ... Travel Agent (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Taxi Driver / Various Guides / The Perfect Dad / Hippie Dad (voice)
Nancy Robertson ... Irene Holmes (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... The Perfect Mom (voice)
Kiefer Bahrich Kiefer Bahrich ... The Perfect Son (voice)
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Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

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A family story for anyone who ever wanted to get away from their family. See more »


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Rated PG for rude humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second animated film to be directed by Kris Pearn and have its music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, after Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013). See more »

Quotes

Barnaby A & B: It's a candy factory!
Barnaby A & B: So many machines.
Barnaby A & B: So many buttons.
Barnaby A & B: Levers.
Barnaby A & B: Buttons.
Barnaby A & B: Levers.
Barnaby A & B: Buttons.
Barnaby A & B: Levers.
Barnaby A & B: Buttons.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the cat is seen licking himself clean. He then turns to the camera and tells the audience that it isn't weird because it's just how he cleans. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Big 100 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

I Choose
Written by Alessia Cara, Mark Mothersbaugh, Kris Pearn, Jon Levine, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Brayden Deskins, Jordyn Kane, Jason Rabinowitz, & Diana Studenberg
Performed by Alessia Cara
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Based on a Roald Dahl story in a parallel universe.
24 April 2020 | by AhmedSpielberg99See all my reviews

The vast majority of the jokes fall entirely flat and I think an insanely fast-paced movie with an hour-and-half runtime should have been way more entertaining. The major issue I have with this, though, is that it keeps shifting from one interesting storyline to another, and trying to convince us every time it that this would be the basis of the plot, before almost abandoning them and settling on a rather far less interesting and original plotline to serve its message, which is very problematic.

That said, I did enjoy this. It's so silly, for better or worse, and has a tinge of freshness, extremely eccentric and quirky characters (I think these parents are the creepiest I've seen in any movie) and breezy animation style similar to what Kris Pearn has done in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. But, to be honest, the intrusive meta-narrator cat is the true highlight of the movie.

(6/10)


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22 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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