Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

Wes Anderson directs George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzman in this stop motion animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s childrens classic about a fox who steals from some vengeful farmers.

Anderson bolts on his shabby chic house style and Manhattan neuroses to the beloved tale, not always seamlessly. There’s a hyper cool wit to the script that makes you forgive all the additions and alterations. It looks comfy and raggedy enough to marvel but I doubt kids really get the archness of it all or care about psychological anxieties of the family. Still any scene were Clooney’s impeccably cast Mr Fox faces off against Willem Dafoe’s Nouvelle Vague rat is a joy.


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