|Fat Albert (DVD, 2005,) Kyla Pratt, Kenan Thompson|
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|Fat Albert (DVD, 2005, Bilingual Version) (DVD, 2005)|
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I found Fat Albert to be a family friendly and appropriate movie that revived long forgotten values.
In a world full of movies where cute little cartoon characters curse, and wicked stepsisters have 5 O'clock shadow, this is one of the few movies that kids can watch without the parent holding the proverbial bleep button.
Kids reaction: Although my kids had no idea whatsoever who Fat Albert was, they really enjoyed seeing a cartoon come through the television screen and come to life as well as the interaction between the cartoon world and the real world. My daughter was captivated by the suspense as to whether Fat Albert would get back into the TV before he turned into celluloid dust.
Adult reaction: You need to be 35 years or older, and a fan of the original Fat Albert Cartoon to enjoy it. I went to see the movie with such a group... and what can I say but... Hey, Hey, Hey... we had a good time! There were alot of what you would call inside jokes and without having a background knowledge of the cartoon, it would be likely that you would not find the jokes funny.
The acting: Contrary to many reviews, I found the acting to be right on point... yes Keenan Thompson portrayal of Fat Albert was a little stiff, but it seemed purposely stiff, and I would have been disappointed if his real life personality had been different from his cartoon persona.
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I don't why this movie was so panned when it came out. What did people expect, it's a cartoon turned movie! Kenan Thompson brings Fat Albert from his late afternoon time-slot into the real world. Most of the time the movie straddles being clean and wholesome with street and hip, pulling off both. 'Fat ALbert' even has a plausible and thoughtout plot involving Fat ALbert's niece and pretty well placed lines by the characters. Also check for Dania Ramirez looking delicious throughout, while Kyla Pratt makes a great leading lady. Bill Cosby makes certain to close with a tribute to one of televisions great casts. Not for the 'too cool for school'crowd, but just right for fun on a late afternoon.
This movie takes off from the 70's cartoon by Bill Cosby. They use real actors rather than cartoon. It is a little sad because it shows them as adults at a funeral... Wow--not the lighthearted "Hey Hey Hey" I was expecting. It has good scenes and shares lessons and all that--but it is kind-of a downer for kids and adults alike. The director is Bill Cosby Jr. and he does a great job duplicating costumes, speech patterns, everything just like the movie. He's in the movie too. It has hip hop music. The dvd doesn't include that many extra features--just commentary, extended scenes, and behind the scenes.
I rented this movie earlier this year and loved it so much that I had to own it. The choice of actors made to play the characters of Fat Albert and his gang was perfect. I also loved the fact that the movie included Bill Cosby. This movie is one of few movies that is based on a classic but doesn't change everything in the remake. Watching this Fat Albert movie was just like watching the classic Fat Albert. My kids laughed throughout the entire movie. Although they had never heard of Fat Albert, this was an instant hit with them. This is definitely a great, clean, family movie.
My family and I enjoyed this movie immensely. It really helped bring across the idea of beauty being more than skin deep. Even though it was a little "corny" in some places, the kids loved it. I especially appreciated the reunion scene at the end of all the real gang from Fat Albert. It is a movie we will definitely enjoy over and over.