Mr. Peabody & Sherman : Movie Review

A fresh big-screen updating of late producer-writer Jay Ward's "Peabody's Improbable History" segments from his 1960s cartoon series "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is destined to win over a whole new audience previously unfamiliar with the unlikely title father-son team and their WABAC (pronounced "Way Back") Machine. Rambunctiously directed by Rob Minkoff (2008's "The Forbidden Kingdom") and written by Craig Wright (a former TV scripter for "United States of Tara," "Lost" and "Six Feet Under"), this swirling, pun-heavy time-traveling farce gets its smartly written part-wacky/part-sweet tone exactly right. Look closer still, and there is also a valid, timely allegory involved about families coming in all forms and what truly constitutes a good parent.

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Author : Dustin Putman