Rated: PG

Distributed By:

Summit Entertainment

Directed by:

Roger Kumble


Brendan Fraser as Dan Sanders; Brooke Shields as Tammy Sanders; Matt Prokop as Tyler Sanders

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Furry Vengeance

Dan Sanders is a teddy bear of a guy. He may not have liked moving his family from Chicago to small-town Oregon, but it was the perfect time to show his boss, Mr. Lyman, that he's a team player. It’ll probably be a great experience for his whole family. Then again . . . maybe not.

You see, Dan isn't aware of a couple of things. Mr. Lyman's got bigger plans than originally revealed—a four-year project that will require a whole lot of forest to be cut down. And it seems that the forest's animal residents have found out about it. Now poor Dan is at the top of their hit list.

Dan is concerned about his family’s well-being and wants to try to do his job while doing as little damage to the environment as possible. Sadly, the film has tons of slapstick violence, including slipping off a roof, driving into a lake, getting pecked by a vulture and slamming into walls. Some women wear immodest clothing, and God’s name is misused several times. There are many instances of name-calling and inappropriate potty humor.

The animals in Furry Vengeance may look cute, but their attacks on nice-guy Dan . . . aren't. All the slapstick violence and potty humor take on the uncomfortable feeling of torture. Dan is battered and tattered until he finally has to limp into the public eye and admit just how evil his job of building houses for humans really is. Taking care of the planet is good, but this film falls short of encouraging good stewardship of the earth and its furry residents.

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