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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride back to product details

I wanted it to be so much better . . .
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written by mtucker1 October 21, 2007 - 10:01 PM PDT
1 out of 2 members found this review helpful
With such a fantastic cast, I expected a much better movie. The editing was choppy and the foley was out of place. The actors' performances were great, but the overall result was was very disappointing.

Python Meets Disney
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written by underdog July 14, 2004 - 10:28 AM PDT
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Yes, a strange hybrid indeed, a children's film, with musical bits, that has the unmistakable influence of Monty Python. Directed by Pythoner Terry Jones, who co-stars as the titular amphibian alongside fellow MP alum Eric Idle (in one of his better roles in years, as Rat) and other human actors, the film takes the classic farcical children's tale into the realm of slapstick with sometimes uneven results. But it's often a delight and older children can enjoy it with their parents. The story itself -- Toad gets himself into financial trouble due in part to his reckless car addiction and loses his home to weasels -- isn't as interesting as the look of the film and the sheer pleasure the ensemble cast obviously took in being a part of it. I could have done without the songs, but that might be a matter of personal taste. Much of it is very funny, helped, again, by the talented cast --Steve 'Alan Partridge' Coogan hides himself well in the role of Mole; and all of the weasels are suitably...weasly. (Why do weasels get such a bad rap anyway? Don't they eat snakes?) Jones' bloated Toad looks like he's halfway to his infamous Mr. Creosote ('bring me a bucket') in The Meaning of Life, but, then, he's a toad for goodness sake. It's a fun ride that the whole family can enjoy - if they are patient enough to slog through some of the slapstick.

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