A lot of the characters are overused kid-movie staples, as well as some of the humor (although I will confess that I laughed at almost every one of Fowler's lines, cantankerous old Brits are inherently funny to me I guess), but the heart of this movie is a group of workers who are fed up with being exploited by their capitalist masters and their plucky leader who won't let them lose sight of a world without fences. The action sequences…
More movies where sexism is depicted as a pervasive atmospheric discomfort, instead of One Clearly Defined Issue/Person.
More movies about groups of women supporting each other, professionally and emotionally.
More movies with complex black women as the protagonists.
More movies where the local hangout is better than the soulless corporate tentacle in some respects but it's still not great, because the boss is still a boss.
More movies with butch women who don't exist as a joke or a threat to feminine women.
Maybe one day I'll get around to a write-up on Consistent Panda Bear Shape, because Ricky is an excellent fat character.
I wrote a review like 2 hours ago where I knocked comparing films to each other, but I'm going to thoughtlessly abandon that sentiment now. This is like MOONRISE KINGDOM meets UP. It's not as good as either, but in truth, are any of us?