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THE CROODS

 
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At Theaters: 3/22/2013 On Video: 10/1/2013
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 38 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600075
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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The world's first family embarks on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.
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Animated Comedy Adventure - This is a 3D computer animated comedy set in prehistoric times. Fans of all the voice actors should enjoy though this is definitely more of an ensemble piece. There are some moments that would be scary and intense for very young kids, but this is definitely all-ages appropriate.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage GHOST RIDER, NATIONAL TREASURE
Emma Stone THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, GANGSTER SQUAD
Ryan Reynolds SAFE HOUSE, GREEN LANTERN
Catherine Keener PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF
Cloris Leachman SPANGLISH, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Wri/Dir: Chris Sanders HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, LILO & STITCH
Wri/Dir: Kirk DeMicco SPACE CHIMPS
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Production Notes Heading
The First Family, A Family of Firsts
Everything (Prehistoric) Is New Again
Family Tree
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 miscellaneous profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Falls and comic hits and bites.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases and destruction.
COMEDY: Banter, physical gags, baby and old person humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Despite a few too many mother-in-law jokes, 'The Croods' nicely makes it clear that even before they had fire, families understood how important it was to cherish and protect each other.

Washington Post Full Review
Above Average 'The Croods' is light fare, but it explores a serious theme, if only superficially.

NY Post Full Review
Poor And yet Cage is the least of the problems with 'The Croods' an animated comedy about cavemen whose writers took things a little too literally when they were told to write Cro-Magnon humor.

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 173 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
85
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
8
Fairly High
88%
13-19Teens (F)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
23
High
96%
30+Adults (F)
38
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 173 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:All but a few of the children ABSOLUTELY LOVED "THE GROODS."
TEENS:The male reviews are very mixed. Half loved it and half rated it average to below average. All the females loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All the males and all but one of the females loved "The Groods."
ADULTS:GREAT REVIEWS from both the males and females. Approximately half loved this movie with most of the rest rating it above average. Only a fairly small percentage rated it as low as "Good/Average." For an animated children's movie, these are very high reviews.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
THE CROODS is a 3D comedy adventure that follows the world's first modern family through the journey of a lifetime. When the cave that has always been their home is destroyed -- with the rest of their world not far behind it -- The Croods are forced to set off on the first family road (or path) trip. Rocked by generational clashes and seismic shifts, The Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures, and a future beyond any they imagined.

The Crood family dynamics, though unfolding a few million years ago, feel like they could come from your own household. Like most fathers, family patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage) is fiercely protective of his wife and three kids. His hyper-vigilance has kept his cave-bound family safe, secure and... super- bored. Grug's strong and dutiful better half, Ugga (Catherine Keener), accepts her husband's "fear is good; change is bad" mentality, as does their son Thunk (Clark Duke), who's content with the static status quo. Feisty mother-in-law Gran (Cloris Leachman) never tires of needling (or sometimes assaulting) Grug; and stone-tough toddler Sandy might be the fiercest Crood yet.

But leave it to a rebellious teenager (is there any other kind?) to stand up to parental authority. Grug's sole focus is survival, but Eep (Emma Stone) wants to actually live, her about the world outside their cave collides with her dad's primitive rules. (Ever the defiant outsider, Eep gets her own ledge to sleep on while the rest of the Croods form a "sleep pile" for some group shut-eye.)

A cataclysmic event forces the Croods to venture into parts unknown and rethink their way of living. En route, they encounterGuy (Ryan Reynolds), whose dazzling new discoveries -- like fire...and shoes -- shake up the Croods in unexpected ways. Most of the family (especially Eep) is smitten by Guy's vision of a new place called "tomorrow," but Grug sees the biggest calamity yet: a charming teenage boy from which he must "protect" Eep.

The Croods soon realize that if they don't evolve…they're history.

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