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Running Time:
1 hour, 27 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This is a clever, irreverent, satirical delight, just what you'd expect from the creators of the successful TV series.

Additional Info:
DVD Features:
Commentary; Director's commentary; Deleted scenes and slightly alternate ending; Special stuff; A lot of trailers

The Simpsons Movie
The plot opens with a Green Day charity concert in Sprinfield, which turns hilariously ugly when Homer (Dan Castellaneta), adopts a pig and ignoring ecological warnings from his daughter Lisa (Yeardley Smith), dumps the pig's droppings into the lake, triggering an emergency reaction from President Schwarzenegger ( Harry Shearer). Soon the town of Springfield finds itself in major environmental trouble. A ruthless Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrat Russ Cargill (Albert Brooks), quarantines Sprinfield and declares it a disaster area. The enraged local citizens march on the Simpson home with torches and force the family to flee. So Homer has to find a way to save the town, in the process redeeming himself in the eyes of his wife Marge (Julie Kavner) and son Bart (Nancy Cartwright), who has grown to feel so neglected by his dad that he takes refuge with their Bible-quoting neighbor Ned Flanders (Harry Shearer).

Fans of the show may be disappointed that so few of the familiar townsfolk appear, as the film stays firmly concentrated on the family. It's the smaller, practically throwaway sequences that often provide the biggest laughs, whether it’s Tom Hanks popping up in a cameo as himself, a “Titanic” spoof or Bart skateboarding naked through town, including a fleeting but riotous glimpse of animated genitalia. Despite its PG-13 rating, the humor seldom feels more questionable than an average Simpsons episode.

Mainly, the film is an excuse to ratchet up the humor that you've come to expect with some witty nudity, language and innuendo added, and with superb animation, classic one-liners, fantastic set pieces and a blockbuster storyline. It's constantly hilarious, with rapid-fire comedy coming at you from every angle; visual sight gags, raucous dialog, funny situations and more throwaway jokes than you'll be able to catch in a single viewing - starting with the opening Fox logo and continuing through the closing credits. You won't want it to ever end. And lucky for all of us, we'll be able to continue watching the TV series soon to be starting its 19th season.

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson/Itchy/Barney/Grampa/Stage Manager/Krusty the Clown/Mayor Quimby/and lots of others
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson/Maggie Simpson/Ralph/Nelson/and others
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer ... Scratchy/Mr. Burns/Rev. Lovejoy/Ned Flanders/and others
Hank Azaria ... Professor Frink/Comic Book Guy/Moe/Chief Wiggum/Lou/Carl/Cletus/and others
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille ... Sweet Old Lady/Colin/Mrs. Skinner/and others
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten/Rod Flanders
Joe Mantegna ... Fat Tony
Albert Brooks ... Russ Cargill

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