Originally posted 2015-06-27 16:50:40.
Title: The Lorax
Director: Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda
Release Date: March 2, 2012
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 86 minutes
- Danny DeVito
- Ed Helms
- Zac Efron
- Taylor Swift
- Betty White
Kid Friendly Rating: Teen girl kisses boy on cheek. Mild animated violence, One swear word is used (Damn) Recommended 5+. Click here for the Parent Rating Guide!
Personal Rating: 3 out of 5
Synopsis: Born and raised in a town without trees and where air is being sold, a young boy, Ted, discovers that his crush, Audrey, wants nothing more than to see a real tree. He now sets out to find one with the advice from his Grandmother. Ted is told to visit a man called Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax. During this story, Ted learns the fall of the Truffula Trees is do the the greed of the Once-ler who wanted to build his Thneed empire.
Only wanting to change the way of his town, Ted is sought out by Mr. O’Hare, the man who sells air and makes the air quality to increase profits. Ted needs to pull his family together so he can show his town just what trees can do!
Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.
Once-ler: It’s a girl, isn’t it?
Ted: What? No!
Once-ler: Really. Because when a guy does something stupid once, well, that’s because he’s a guy. But he does the same stupid thing tiwce, that’s usually to impress some girl
The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall?
The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.
Fun Fact: The Lorax is based off the book written by Dr. Seuss published January 1, 1971.
Final Thoughts: I decided to write about this movie since it was on FX today and my daughter wanted to watch it for the millionth time! This has always been a favorite in our house. We can sign every song and dance every dance. It is even fun for the adults. I think it really helps show how consumerism is affecting our world in a creative way that children can see, probably not when they are young, but as they get older! The movie is silly but colorful and fun for kids! I love how all the images seem to be pulled right from the book!
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