Flushed Away Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Flushed Away

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    A hidden gem.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno, Bill Nighy, Andy Serkis, Shane Richie, Kathy Burke, David Suchet, Miriam Margolyes

  • Directed by:

    David Bowers, Sam Fell

  • Running time:

    85 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are near-choked, flushed down a toilet, thrown through the air, scalded, kicked, pursued, thrown overboard, eaten, stood on, hit with objects, electrocuted, poked, mouse-trapped, threatened, sunk, tongue-tied, frozen, bitten, punched, knocked over, near-flooded. Characters fall from high distances. Toys get hit by a car, dismembered, decapitated. A toy gun is fired. Break-and-enter, theft. Smashed crockery. Squealing, yelling. Blood/gore: Frozen characters.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless characters, characters in underwear. Toys in swimwear. Crotch-grabbing, bum-grabbing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, bottle tops, corks).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Cultural, gender stereotypes. Bodily function gags.

  • THEMES:

    Miniature worlds, international jewel thieving, royal obsession, fake gems, trust, unlikely relationships, family, Tom Jones, theft, thugs, serenading, soccer, football World Cup Final, flooding, miming, loneliness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Tsunami, mime artist. Sewer setting. Rats, mice, slugs, bugs, fish, toad, fly, tadpoles, barnacles, frogs, maggots. Sausages, whole fish, maggots eaten. Toilet, animal fur rug, spitting, raspberry-blowing.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Witty, energetic, endearing, exuberant, touching, inventive, sweet, delightful, buoyant, funny, lively, kid-friendly, ambitious, refreshing. Delicious slapstick, droll wit, charming characters, top-notch cast, bright/cheerful animation, rousing adventures, fun cameos from DreamWorks characters in background, amusing stereotypes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Derivative. Lacks strong personalities, not the most eye-popping animation.

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