THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (Theatrical Release USA 2008)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Stars ììì

The Tale of Despereaux—creative and worth watching for the adult and child—is about an apprehensive rat who is more brave than apprehensive and a mouse who should be apprehensive, but is not afraid of anything. The script is a little dry at times, but there is something irresistible about this story that makes it worth watching.

Storyline

Rat Roscuro’s (voice by Dustin Hoffman) life becomes inextricably entertwined with Mouse Despereaux (voice by Matthew Broderick), Princess Pea (voice of Emma Watson), and Serving Girl Miggery Sow (voice of Tracey Ullman) in this tale where everyone want to be happier but haven’t quite found their place in life yet.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Robin Bissell, Ryan Kavanaugh, William Sargent, and David Lipman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Andre (voice of Kevin Kline), Lester (voice of William H. Macy), Boldo (voice of Stanley Tucci), Botticelli (voice of Ciarán Hinds), and Gregory (voice of Robbie Coltrane).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s got freshness to its storyline and its presentation.

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