Over the Hedge | Chicago Reader

Over the Hedge

In this computer-animated Dreamworks feature a wily raccoon (given voice by Bruce Willis) dupes an assortment of woodland animals (Garry Shandling, William Shatner, Steve Carell) into raiding the well-stocked larders of their two-legged neighbors. Less philosophical than its source material, a comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis, the movie goes for broad laughs in its send-up of American consumption. The final showdown, in which the critters tangle with security-rigged lawn flamingos and garden gnomes, would have made Rube Goldberg proud. Tim Johnson and writer Karey Kirkpatrick directed. PG, 86 min.

Credits

Directors:

  • Tim Johnson
  • Karey Kirkpatrick

Cast:

  • Bruce Willis
  • Garry Shandling
  • Steve Carell
  • William Shatner
  • Allison Janney
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Thomas Church
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Eugene Levy
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Nick Nolte

Producer:

  • Bonnie Arnold

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