STREAM OF THE WEEK
I honestly had no idea this movie was even coming! Originally set to be released last year theatrically, Netflix bought the rights to this delightful animated film about a dysfunctional family learning how to cope with their eldest child moving away to college and…. oh yeah- the Robot Apocalypse! This film blew me away.
It’s got tons of laughs, a great soundtrack and lots of heart as well. Even though it’s released by Sony Pictures Animation ( The Lego Movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) it’s on the level of quality you might expect from a PIXAR movie. Kids will love the story and animation and adults will enjoy the jokes and countless pop culture “Easter eggs” (especially if you’re a fan of 80s science fiction movies.) It’s only May, but this is the runaway favourite for Best Animated Film of the Year.