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The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons
Starring:
The voices of: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith


Rated: PG-13  for irreverent humor throughout
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: July 27, 2007 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

It all started in 1987 when Matt Groening wrote an animated short for the "Tracey Ullman Show", and history was made.

After waiting 18 years, fans of TV's premiere dysfunctional family has finally hit the big screen, warts and all.

It seems that everyone is getting on the "green" bandwagon, so why not the Simpsons? Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Baby Maggie have been through almost every other happening together, but this plot appears to be a first for them.

The story has Homer getting a pet pig. Not knowing what to do with its considerable waste, Homer disposes of it in Lake Springfield. The town experiences an environmental meltdown from it, and Homer is attacked for his actions by an angry mob.

The Simpsons escape to Alaska and contemplate whether or not to return home to help with the EPA problem.

The $65 million dollar budget shows up on the screen in almost every frame. There terrific computer images, vibrant colors, and a very funny script.

Adults will love the irreverence, but the PG-13 rating for language and one Bart nude scene on a skateboard could keep younger kids away.

"D oh" fans everywhere can be thankful that even though it took years for Groening and Jim Brooks to bring the beloved misfits to their local theaters, it was worth the wait.

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