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At a glance

The Simpsons Movie (2007) is an animated feature based on the popular television series, The Simpsons. Created by Matt Groening in 1989 for 20th Century Fox, it is the longest-running American sitcom, animated program and scripted show in television history. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle and it parodies on numerous American culture, society and various aspects of the human condition. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, poking fun literally almost about everything; many people find themselves fond of The Simpsons.

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The Simpsons Movie Synopsis

In the eagerly-awaited film based on the hit television series, Homer must save the world from a catastrophe he himself created. It all begins with Homer, his new pet pig, and a leaky silo full of droppings - a combination that triggers a disaster the likes of which Springfield has never experienced. As Marge is outraged by Homer's monumental blunder, a vengeful mob descends on the Simpson household. The family makes a narrow escape, but is soon divided by both location and conflict.

The Springfield citizenry has every reason to be out for Simpson blood. The calamity triggered by Homer has drawn the attention of U.S. President Arnold Schwarzenegger and Environmental Protection Agency head Russ Cargill. As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption - seeking forgiveness from Marge, the reunion of his splintered family, and the salvation of his hometown.

The Simpsons Movie Review

The main Simpson family consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie and they reside in the fictional town of Springfield. Each of them have their own unique characteristics but in addition to Homer's epic level of intelligence, the family is largely, helplessly dysfunctional (which is kind of sad) but that's their life and that is, funny. This film is indeed hilarious, there are lots of American humor, lots of sarcastic moments and lots of references to films like those of Disney, Titanic, Harry Potter, etc., but all those might be confusing to those who are new to the TV series too.

Finally, this film is not easy to justify as it does feels like several episodes merged into one instead of one great film. Some people may find this film as one of the best animated feature film but this is truly no justice for a successful franchise with lots of potentials. Still, at the end of the film, it is strangely fun and fulfilling. Love the themes, which are mostly about family, religion and environment. If you needed a silly funny movie to watch, this could be the film you're looking for!

Mob: We want sequel! We want sequel! We want sequel!

Who will like this?

The Simpsons fans, who are really fond of the family members! It's the only film they have so far and people who like the typical adult American sitcomes would also enjoy this.

Despite mixed reviews from various parties, this film is the highest grossing TV adaptation film and second highest grossing traditionally animated film in the world as of writing at USD 527,071,022.

PS. This film is great for preaching about environmental!

Details of the movie

Director: David Silverman
Producer: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Scully, Richard Sakai, Claudia Skatz
Story: Matt Groening, Sam Simon, James L. Brooks
Screenplay: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman
Studio: Gracie Films
Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Albert Brooks
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Family
Running time: 87 mins
Budget: USD 75,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 527,071,022 est.

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Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
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