Entertainment Hive 2017

Home

Reviewed by Honey B

Director: Tim Johnson Vocal Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin Plot: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word home. Verdict: Home is a vibrant animated feast with heartfelt characters, cute little gags and some great music, which all equals a happy car ride home from the movies. Of the Easter and school holiday kid's flicks, Home was the film that my nine and seven year olds both enjoyed the most. It has all of the attributes youngsters enjoy and the little disaster courting purple Boov, Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) has a way of finding trouble and also the way to viewer's hearts. The purple extra-terrestrial, along with his Boovian mates, are looking for a new place to live as they are being chased across the galaxy by a fearsome enemy. None of their other solar habitats have worked out for one reason or another and now Earth looks like a good place to colonise - don't worry about the inhabitants already there, they can be shipped safely to Australia! With a house-warming on the cards, Oh invites everyone including their enemy and it's the last mistake his fellow Boov are willing to have him take, so Oh goes on the run. Also on the run is Gratuity "Tip" Tucci (Rihanna), as she was left alone when the Boov moved all of the humans. Tip and Oh crash into each other and it's a case of the pair needing each other to survive rather than friendship to begin with. Oh is particularly clingy and craves closeness while Tip is feisty and strong and solely wants to find her mother (Jennifer Lopez). The pair discover an array of feelings on their journey as they learn to tolerate each other, face their fears, overcome obstacles together and become friends. This film features some new Rihanna tunes as well as a gorgeous theme song from Jennifer Lopez. Captain Smek (Steve Martin) is also hilarious as he has no idea how to use human objects and there's plenty of laughs as he gets it all wrong. Home is a beautifully funny movie with a soulful heart.
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