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Review: Kids will enjoy 'Furry Vengeance'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
April 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Entertainment reporter George Pennacchio says "Furry Vengeance" has a "Home Alone" feel, and will make kids laugh.In "Furry Vengeance," Brendan Fraser works for a developer who plans to turn a forest into a housing development. But the animals who call the woods home are not happy with the plan and they plot to stop it from happening.

Here's all you need to know about this movie -- it's for children! The film will take kids on a ride, one that is silly and ridiculous. The movie does, however, send a environmental message.

Brooke Shields plays Fraser's wife in the film, and she's game to get goofy for the little ones.

As the big bad developer, I kept waiting for Ken Jeong, best known for "The Hangover," to slip into his usual R-rated material -- and you'll feel that, too. Angela Kinsey has fun playing Jeong's assistant.

But when it comes to being charming, goofy and unafraid to show the silliest of sides, Fraser is unbeatable. He's like a cartoon character who keeps on going despite several comical setbacks.

Fraser knows who he's made this movie for young kids, not cynical critics.

The film has a "Home Alone" like feel in the set-up of the comical mishaps. Adults will know what's coming, and their kids will giggle when they happen.

"Furry Vengeance" is probably not a date movie unless you plan to do some recycling or plant a tree after you see it. This is a movie that would be best reviewed by a child because the over-the-top craziness is aimed at making them laugh more than making you laugh.


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