Updated: Oct 1, 2020
Since most kids are “Sheltering-at-Home” with their parents, the release timing for Netflix’s new animated movie about getting rid of your parents seems destined to resonate with family streaming audiences over the weekend. It is a sugary blend of Roald Dahl absurdity, Lemony Snicket grimness and Wes Anderson inspired narration courtesy of a cat played by Ricky Gervais. My only calorie counting ding against the film is that it suffers at times from an unsustainable sugar high that crashes a bit before a thrilling final act.
It is currently available to stream on Netflix.
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