Monday, March 30, 2009
Flushed Away. Feature film. (2006, 85 mins) IMDB
LUSHED AWAY is a funny, interesting, enjoyable animation film. Pratfalls to make you laugh. A love story. Action to interest. An ending that resolves the story, isn't predictable but is setup. That's difficult to create and many stories lack all three elements.
The premise: Roddy is a pampered pet rat living in luxury. When the family goes away on holiday, he's left alone, but loving it. When a sewer rat arrives, his world is turned upside down and he's flushed down the drain into the underworld of sewer rats. How does he get back in one piece?
During his attempts to leave the hell-hole, he meets Rita. She's savvy of the ways of the sewer, devoted to her family, running from the Toad (our bigger than life villain) and his henchmen, and totally uninterested in knowing let alone helping our hero.
That they should spend the rest of the movie together in what can best be described as "buddy movie" isn't surprising.
Posted 2009/03/30 at 20h07ET in Movie Commentary.