Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The FANTASTIC Fantastic Mr. Fox

Last weekend I finally had the chance to see the new Wes Anderson film, Fantastic Mr. Fox and I LOVED it! Loved, loved, loved.

I am a bit biased because my fiance Dan, and a ton of others I know and love, worked on this film in London and so for their sake, I wanted it to be great, and it was. I had the chance to tour the studio back in May and I was really impressed with the puppets and the sets which transfer beautifully onto the big screen.

Dan is going to kill me for posting the above photo, but I just never get tired of seeing his name in the credits - it really doesn't get old. Sorry baby - I'm just proud of ya!

I have been a fan of Roald Dahl, the author of the original book, and of Wes Anderson, the director, for a long time and it proved to be a perfect pairing. Then, throw in characters voiced by the likes of George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray and you pretty much have a grade A film on your hands. I highly recommend this movie to all but I will give a quick disclaimer that it may be a bit too scary for the really young ones. There are a few fights that are a bit intense, but I think that any kids 8 and up would be fine.

This is a picture of the movie theatre near my house. Now - is it just me or have movie theaters changed A LOT in the last 10 years? This place has Starbucks coffee and espresso, ice cream, cookies, sandwiches and all of the other usual movie theatre fare. It is all well and good I guess, but part of my misses the simple old movie theaters with one or two popcorn machines and an uncomplicated selection of Sour Patch Kids, Snowcaps, Goobers and M&M's. Anyone else feel me on this one?


  1. glad to hear that it's an awesome movie:D i've been wanting to watch this since i saw the previews. oh wow, ur fiance worked on this movie?? that's AWESOME!! and u toured the studio??!! what a neat experience:D nothing wrong w/being proud of ur man! hehe declare it to the blogosphere!;) i agree, the movie experience has definitely become more advanced and quite expensive:( great post! thx for sharing:D

  2. This movie was already on my "Must See" list and now knowing that YOUR DAN was one of the directors -- it just bumped up to my first priority. That is SO cool, Jocelyn!!!!!!!!

  3. A photo of the credits ....seriously !
    Youve probably broken a few copywright laws here, but i love you and thank you for the support. xx

  4. Wow your soon-to-be hubby is famous! ;)

    I haven't even heard of the movie to be honest! I don't know if it's been released in Canada? So I haven't a clue what it's about but now that you recommend it I will definitely watch it!

    BTW did you see the movie "Up"? It's the greatest!

    And I feel you on the theatres...they are getting ridiculous in my opinion and far too pricey to even bother.

  5. I keep jumping up and down asking my man to bring me to this... it always works eventually, especially when I throw in an eyelash bat or two.... (I know, I'm horrible for the race of women to claim...) I just think my kiddos are going to love it!! We'll stay for credits just to see your man's name and then we'll cheer and people will think either we are really odd... or that we know "somebody"... either way it will be fun.

  6. I'm a big "Corpse Bride" fan... I love the story and the whole athmosphere.

  7. I've been meaning to drag my husband to this. Way too cool that your fiance was a part of it.

  8. I've been hearing a lot of about this. I'll see anything with Clooney in it. Even if it's just his voice. Ah ha ha

  9. I have never heard of this movie. I googled it and it's currently scheduled to come out in April 2010. In the Netherlands I mean :)


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