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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
Will Ferrell
Drew Barrymore
Eugene Levy
Dick Van Dyke.
Directors
Matthew O'Callaghan.
Screenwriters
Running Time
87 minutes

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Curious George
Will Ferrell gets up to monkey business.


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Plot
Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.


Review
Curious George
Originally created in books for toddlers by Margret and H. A. Rey 65 years ago, mischevious monkey Curious George finally makes the jump to the big screen in this traditionally animated adventure. When museum guide Ted (Ferrell) travels to Africa to find a giant statue that may save the future of the museum, he instead returns with a keychain-sized figurine and a cheeky stowaway whose antics soon lose Ted his job and his home.

That’s about it for plot, but then the film never pretends to be clever, nor one of those family movies like The Incredibles that’s peppered with smart quips for grown-ups. Solely made for tiny tots, this may test the patience of supervising adults, but delight smaller viewers who will doubtless fall in love with George and want him for their very own.


Verdict
A shock for those expecting grown-up laughs, Curious George is that rarest of breeds: a kids' film through and through.


Reviewed by Jo Berry

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Good.

So cute to watch on screen, I could not take my eyes of George, and I'm 20 years old! ... More

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Posted by indysid at 16:48, 26 August 2007 | Report This Post


Great family entertainment!

It never claimed to be anything other then a children's cartoon, and it's a thoroughly entertaining one at that! I found it quite refreshing to see an animated feature that actually catered for it's target audience. The film will be a blessing on DVD, keeping the kids amused from start to finish - which is surely the point of such movies? ... More

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Posted by mocfilms at 13:20, 28 May 2006 | Report This Post


Thoroughly enjoyed this

Saw this at a special viewing last weekend. This movie may be aimed at toddlers, with no allowance for innuendo, but I still thorougly enjoyed it. The script is flimsy, but the characters are very likeable and you want them to have a happy ever after. It made me chuckle on several occassions, and was never less than pleaseant viewing. ... More

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Posted by Ross Edwards at 13:24, 24 May 2006 | Report This Post


Pleasently Surprised

I saw this in the US months ago as my wife grew up with and is a great fan of Curious George. I have no history with the nosey monkey, in fact I'd never heard of it before meeting my wife, therefore I had no real interest in seeing this film, but on a slow movie week we saw this. Well, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I surprise myself in even thinking this too! There's nothing about this movie that is bad, allowing for the very young target audience. It has to be the most Innocent ... More

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Posted by monkeyhouse at 05:26, 24 May 2006 | Report This Post


Curious for kids

I am going to be completely honest. This was ridiculous. Well ok, it was better than The Wild but not much better. Why can't we have a decent animated film. Now all we have got to do is pray thatpixar's latest, Cars, isn't going to be crap. Grade: C- ... More

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Posted by premierbaron at 16:22, 22 May 2006 | Report This Post



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