Over The Hedge
Our family participated in the "othercott" this weekend and supported "Over the Hedge". I took six of my children and 3 neighbor kidlets, and off we went!
We took up an entire row in the theater, I bought one popcorn for every 2 people, and no drinks. During the gazillion previews, my four year old son kept asking, "Is this Over the Hedge?" Each preview garnered the same question. Finally the movie began. About 20 minutes into it, he leans over, "Is THIS Over the Hedge?" Poor kid!
Overall, I found the movie quite enjoyable, laughed out loud a few times, and I must say it kept all 9 children engrossed. The ages were 12 to 4, and all of them enjoyed it. My favorite part was the possum, played by William Shatner. This possum is overly dramatic, and plays dead repeatedly. Perfect role for Mr. Shatner, who seemed to relish making fun of himself.
I recommend the movie, it wasn't a waste of time or money, there was no crude jokes that I wish my 4 year old hadn't heard, and I found it funny, with a pretty positive message over all. A good antidote to the "other movie" that we won't mention.
Anyway, two thumbs up from me!