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15 October 2009updated 12 Oct 2023 11:07am

LFF #6 — Fantastic Mr Fox

From the London Film Festival: Wes Anderson takes on Roald Dahl

By Daniel Trilling

Fantastic Mr Fox
dir: Wes Anderson

Three reasons this one is worth a watch: puppets, the Beach Boys and Michael Gambon. Roald Dahl may have written the book, but this is very much a Wes Anderson film. In short, Dad leads a family of misfits into disaster after disaster; characters are brutally but amusingly insensitive to one another; there are some nice musical numbers. Nothing, in other words, that Anderson didn’t already say in The Royal Tenenbaums, but still — he says it with style.

That’s all for now. To find out more, you’ll have to read Ryan Gilbey‘s review in next week’s issue . . .

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