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Storks

6/10

Stars: Voices: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Kramer Glickman

Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

Youngsters seeking enjoyably crazy comedy and action should be well pleased with screenwriter and co-director (with Doug Sweetland) Nick Stollerís tall tale which finds stork Junior (voiced by Samberg) caught up in escalating trouble after being promoted by his father Hunter (voiced by Grammer), the boss of the massive online merchants Cornerstone.

Comic chaos escalates when fledgling Junior, given charge of the never-delivered human girl Tulip whose existence has been kept secret, accidentally revives long-dormant baby-creating machinery, producing a baby girl and leaving her and Junior to try and deliver the errant infant to a family whose naÔve young son Nate has weirdly asked storks to bring him a baby brotherÖ

Cue corn and crazy comic action slapstick galore as daring duo Junior and Tulip boldly go where no storks have gone before for a very long time, with a posse of shape-shifting wolves on their trail, until the climax when unexpectedly effective (if by-the-book) sentiment shifts the mood. Itís a fun family film.

Alan Frank

USA 2016. UK Distributor: Warner Brothers. Colour.
85 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: U.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.

Review date: 09 Feb 2017

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