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"HOP"
(2011) (James Marsden, voice of Russell Brand) (PG)


Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity None
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Children's: The Easter Bunny's son runs away from Easter Island to live with a slacker twenty-something who is also trying to find himself.
PLOT:
On Easter Island, a long line of Easter Bunnies has operated a secret, underground factory that has made candy, colored eggs, and decorative baskets for generations of children. The current Easter Bunny (voice of HUGH LAURIE) is getting old and is looking to pass on the legacy to his son, E.B. (voice of RUSSELL BRAND). But E.B. is not sure he wants the responsibility. His real dream is to be a drummer. So, he runs away to Hollywood before being empowered by his dad's Egg of Destiny scepter.

In Los Angeles, Fred (JAMES MARSDEN) is a twenty-something slacker who has never found a job that interests him. He lives with his disappointed mother and father (ELIZABETH PERKINS and GARY COLE), who are hoping to push him out of the house and into adulthood. He has a snarky, younger sister named Alex (TIFFANY ESPENSEN) and a supportive, adult sister named Samantha (KELLY CUOCO) who tries to find him employment.

Fred saw the real Easter Bunny as a child. So, when he hits E.B. with his car, he naturally assumes that the talking hare is the fabled holiday rabbit and gives him a place to stay at the Beverly Hills mansion he is house-sitting. Together, they must dodge the Pink Berets, a team of elite ninja rabbits the Easter Bunny dispatches to bring E.B. back. Unbeknownst to all of them, Carlos the chick (voice of HANK AZARIA) -- who runs the Easter Bunny's factory back on Easter Island -- is plotting to take E.B.'s place...by any means necessary.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Yes, especially small children who really enjoyed the "Alvin and the Chipmunk" movies. It's from the same director.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For some mild rude humor.


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