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Needs more sugar. Read full review


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Santa is SO last year Read full review

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  • 3.0

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  • 25

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    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's "Alvin and the Chipmunks" with only one chipmunk, and (if possible) even less fun.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Hop delivers plenty of wit, verve and surreal mayhem to entice even the post-adolescent crowd into this jolly (and strangely Christmas-like) Easter egg hunt.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The movie's appeal is largely the result of the perfectly cast James Marsden as Fred, a lovable slacker who accidentally injures a floppy-eared rabbit who calls himself E.B. (perfectly voiced by Russell Brand).

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 5+

Silly animated/live-action holiday comedy is fun for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this live-action/computer-animation hybrid Easter comedy has a positive message about reaching for your dreams. Characters occasionally use insults like "idiot," "stupid," and "freak," and there's some slapstick violence and one brief scene in which it looks like the Easter Bunny might be in trouble -- but even kids will be able to tell that everything will be OK. In one early scene, E.B. tries to get into the Playboy mansion because he thinks it's a haven for rabbits, but only adults will get the related jokes, and nothing risque is shown. Although the movie is Easter-themed, it doesn't include any references to the holiday's religious meaning (which could be a plus or a minus, depending on your family's own beliefs).

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. Why is it important to pursue your dreams? What if you don't succeed?
  • What does the movie say about father-son relationships? Do you think parents should support their kids' job choices and dreams no matter what? Which father did a better job of understanding his son's goals, E.B.'s or Fred's?
  • For viewers who celebrate Easter, how do the movie's themes compare with your family's ideas and traditions surrounding the holiday?

The good stuff
  • educationalvalue true1

    Educational value: The most important lesson is really for parents, not kids -- that they should be open-minded with their children and support their career choices. On a tiny note, little kids may be curious about Easter Island and whether it's a real place.

  • message true3

    Messages: The movie has several positive messages revolving around family and personal aspirations. E.B. and Fred both prove that if you believe that you can accomplish "big things," with enough determination, you'll be able to achieve your dreams.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Sam is a good sister who tries to help her brother, even after their parents have given him an ultimatum. Fred is the typical "failure to launch" kind of guy who hasn't grown up yet, but he rises to the occasion to save Easter.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence and scariness: Fred thinks that he has nearly run over E.B. and says that he's going to "end his suffering" by taking him out of his misery, but then E.B. springs to life and starts talking. In a comedic sequence, Carlos the Chick rounds up the bunnies and tries to kill E.B. Ninja-like bunnies spit sedative darts that land in a couple of characters. A character is slapped on the cheek.

  • sex false1

    Sexy stuff: E.B. flirts with Fred's sister, Sam, and sniffs her hair when she hugs him. In one scene, he refers to himself as a "sexy bunny," and in another, Fred and E.B. have a conversation that seems to be about the idea of an open relationship (though only adults will get the joke).

  • language false1

    Language: Insults like "stupid," "lazy," "idiot," and "freak."

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: Fred's Volvo station wagon is featured in several scenes. The Playboy mansion is mentioned in one scene, but nothing is shown except the gates and the bunny logo.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: There are a few family dinners at which everyone's got drinks in front of them, but it's unclear whether or not they're alcoholic.