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At Theaters: 5/19/2006 On Video: 10/17/2006
Rated: G Length: 1 hr. 20 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469942
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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The manufactured and manicured world of suburbia along with a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of a once-natural habitat. The woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap and discover this hedge. RJ, the raccoon, explains that the world beyond the hedge has food for them to eat.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Animated Comedy - This is is a computer animated comedy for children and the entire family. Fans of the original comic strip may be disappointed by the dramatic change in tone and broader style, but overall this has all-ages appeal.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Bruce Willis (Voice of RJ)
Garry Shandling (Voice of Verne)
Steve Carell (Voice of Hammy)
Wanda Sykes (Voice of Stella)
William Shatner (Voice of Ozzie)
Nick Nolte (Voice of Nick Nolte)
Director: Tim Johnson SINBAD, ANTZ
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
From Strip to Screen
Woodland Band
All Creatures Great And Small
Pave Paradise
Rockin' The Suburbs
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Falls, hits, kicks, shocks played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases, runaway vehicles, explosions.
COMEDY: Silly slapstick, banter, and wisecracks throughout.
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Good

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Over the Hedge, a feature-length adaptation of the popular comic strip, offers further proof that the Golden Age of Digital Animation has come and gone. This is arguably the most entertaining animated film since The Incredibles, but it's not much more than an enjoyable diversion.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good ...the action scenes are fun, the characters are well-drawn and voiced, and I thought the film's visual look was sort of lovely.

USA Today Full Review
Good Hedge offers a gentle message about overindulgence and the value of friends, family and integrity, without straying into schmaltzy territory. And the adorable animal characters will delight most children.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 136 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
44
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
11
Very High
91%
13-19Teens (F)
9
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
18
High
83%
30+Adults (F)
40
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 136 moviegoers:As expected, CHILDREN LOVED "OVER THE HEDGE." The mothers (adult females) who took them also enjoyed it very much. The Dads (adult males) didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the Moms, but their opinions certainly aren't bad. The teen and twentysomething age groups, both male and female, weren't well represented but the few opinions we collected were very high. With opinions like these "OVER THE HEDGE" IS A GREAT FAMILY MOVIE!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Just whose backyard is it, anyway?

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of their once-natural habitat. Enter RJ, an opportunistic raccoon who explains that the world beyond the hedge is "the gateway to the good life" where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live. "For humans," RJ proclaims, "enough is never enough."

Suspicious and even a little jealous of the charismatic, smooth-talking RJ, the ever-cautious Verne wants to keep his blended family safely on their side of the hedge. But, proving the adage that one man's garbage is another man's—or, rather, animal's—treasure, the manipulative RJ has his own reasons for convincing the woodland band that there is little to fear and everything to gain from their over-indulgent new neighbors. Eventually, RJ and Verne form an unlikely friendship as they and their furry friends learn to coexist with—and even exploit—this strange new world called suburbia.

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