Family-Faith Film Review: Hop
By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting
Hop — Spring is on its way, but the Easter Bunny’s “hare” apparent (voice of Russell Brand) has gone AWOL in director Tim Hill’s comedy of errors which — though it seamlessly blends live action and computer animation — is somewhat less than appropriate for its target audience. Junior, it seems, would rather be a rock star than succeed his father (voice of Hugh Laurie) as the world’s most famous supplier of candy and goody baskets. So he hops away to Hollywood, where he meets a similarly disenchanted human (James Marsden). They bond and learn lessons about family and the importance of reconciliation, but not about the real meaning of Easter itself, which is never so much as mentioned. Along the way, the script’s vaguely coarse humor is geared more toward adults than children, making this collection of empty cinematic calories an un-tasty morsel for the younger set. Some mildly rude humor. A-II — adults and adolescents. (PG) 2011
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