A powerful topic and an important story, told in formulaic movie-of-the-week heroism where the minor worry of journalists annoying their powerful friends is put above the trauma of children raped by priests.
It has animation. It has animals. Those animals sing. Those song are mostly songs you're likely sick of already.
If you expect any more than this, you'll be disappointed.
John C. Reilly manages to play every John C. Reilly character, which is kind of impressive seeing as he's a sheep in short shorts.
The rest of the casting runs the gamut from huh to whut.
Why is it so hard to make a movie like this where the third act doesn't completely destroy the interesting second act twist?
You had so much potential, THE GIFT. Jason Bateman was really well cast for what you were going to pull off. And then you wasted it. Enough that I am still annoyed.
I get really angry at movies that get this close to doing something unique/surprising and then pull back into conventional thriller land, like they're some sort of gifted kid who ends up working at 7-11.