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Storks

Storks
Starring:
Voices of:  Kelsey Grammer, Andy Samberg, and Katie Crown


Rated: PG for mild action and some thematic elements.
Reviewed by: Matt  
Release date: September 23, 2016 Released by: Warner Brothers

Storks is an animated film with probably one of the more absurd storylines one may find in an animated film.  Storks is the story about how storks moved on from delivering babies to package delivery.  It focuses on Junior (Andy Samberg), a very successful delivery bird who is told by his manager Hunter (Kelsey Grammer) that he will become boss of the company.  However, when the  human orphan Tulip (Katie Crown) accidentally receives a baby order it is up to her and Junior to deliver the baby despite Hunter's desire to stay out of the baby delivery service.  What follows is a rather silly adventure as these two try to work together to get the job done.

This movie, as mentioned before is rather absurd.  However, instead of being a bad thing the film seems to recognize it's own absurdity and runs with it throughout the film.  The comedy is witty and well-timed all the while staying at a very healthy pace.  The main standouts of the film are the two main leads Junior and Tulip.  As the film goes on it was very amusing to see their interactions seem more and more like a married couple than delivery people.  There was also a very satisfying b-plot that was going on that dealt with the Gardener family and their son Nate's (Anton Starkman) desire to have a brother to play with because his parents are workaholics and can't ever find the time to interact with him.  From there we see the family try to reconnect while trying to get their house prepared for the stork's arrival.  If there was one thing wrong with the film it's that sometimes the absurdity can go a bit overboard.

Overall, Storks is an excellent movie that really stands on it's own.  It is a film that is filled with laughs, mostly due to it's own craziness, and has a very engaging story to go with it.  It is a film I would recommend seeing as I left the theater feeling very satisfied with what I had just watched.

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