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Great for those lazy family Sundays
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Date: 29/10/11, updated on 08/11/11 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Russel Brands voice makes E.B's part hilarious.
As a family of five, we love nothing more than curling up on the couch on a Sunday with a good family DVD. We chose HOP after watching the advertisments on TV and our sons thought it was hilarious, especially since E.B poops jelly beans. (my sons are two, four and five so think 'pooping' is the funniest thing going) We imagined this would be a fantasy animated childrens film with no real plot and some comedy scattered throughout, we were delighted to find however that HOP was so much more than that.
The story is about E.B (Russel Brand) who is due to become the next Easter bunny. Following in the 4,000 year long tradition of easter bunnies. E.B of course doesn't want to be the next easter bunny as he has dreams of his own. (There would be no film if this wasn't the case, so it was predictable to some extent)
Slipping away E.B heads to the big apple to seek fame and fortune as a rock star drummer. Stopping at the Playboy Mansion he thinks that he can live there as he hears they have bunnies staying he finds he is turned away. My sons never got this joke but my husband and i did. We where surprised that they would put a joke in like this with it being a childrens film.
Fred (played by James Marsden) nearly runs E.B over in his car while heading to his sisters boses house to house-sit. Fred is a work slacker who doesn't think that he should take a job as nothing feels 'right' to him. Fred knows there is the perfect job waiting for him but he just can't find it. Fred's parents get really annoyed with their sons work slacker attitude and kick him out!
The film slows down in the middle i feel and my sons started to get fidgety at this point as there wasn't many jokes or funny things happening until Fred and E.B decide to help each other out to achieve their dreams.
E.B wants to be a drummer in a rock band and Fred wants to take over E.B's role as the Easter bunny! E.B puts Fred through training to help him and my sons interest came back, they were killing themselves laughing as were we. (you really have to watch it to get it)
They both come across plenty of obstacles which strengthens their friendship. I loved the ending as i couldn't have guessed that it would end the way it did. Overall we all liked this film. My youngest loved it, i thoroughly enjoyed it and my eldest liked it but didn't want to re-watch it the next day.
Will they both reach their dreams? you'll need to watch to find out.
Directed by: Tim Hill
Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes
Summary: Hilarious from start to finish