Over the Moon Movie Review Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and a half stars)
Star Cast: Cathy Ang, Robert G Chiu, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh
Director(s): Glen Keane, John Kahrs
What’s Good: Everything that needs to be good in a supremely-packaged animated film – from the voice modulation to the detailing in the expressions of the characters, it packs a bunch of useful things
What’s Bad: The undying regret of missing this on an IMAX screen!
Loo Break: 86 minutes & it has songs, so if you’re someone who feels “why musicals come with songs”, please avoid the film right away!
Watch or Not?: Watch it for the child still alive in you!
Starting in a very ‘Up’esque format, we’re introduced with a sweet little happy family who bakes together to stay together. Ma Ma (Ruthie Ann Miles) with a ‘moon song’ sings an age-old Chinese tale of Chang’e (goddess of the moon) and Houyi’s unrequited love story to her daughter Fei Fei (Cathy Ang). Growing older, Fei Fei loses her mother, but she holds on to the Chang’e’s story recited by her.
Living alone for few years, Fei Fei’s father Ba Ba (John Cho) gets attracted to a fellow single parent Mrs Zhong (Sandra Oh), but this doesn’t go well with Fei Fei. Believing in the fairy-tale of Chang’e and how she waited for Houyi for an eternity, Fei Fei decides to go to the goddess of the moon herself for proving a certain point to her dad. How she makes this possible and what happens next is what rest of the story is all about.
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Over the Moon Movie Review: The Last Word
All said and done; you’ll probably be over the moon with the feeling this movie delivers by the end. Finding a comfortable place in the list of ‘must-watch animated films’, this one has excellent visuals backed by superlative performances. A must watch!
Over the Moon Trailer
Over the Moon releases on 23rd October, 2020.
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