New York Times - 11/17/2000
"...A one-way ticket to infantile heaven....[The film also] contains enough reference points [Coppola's THE GODFATHER II, Visconti's LEOPARD] to throw the Earth's gravitional pull out of whack..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...[A] hurtling, vibrant adventure. The animation is a riot of rich colours and employs computer technology to produce beguiling effects..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/17/2000
"...It's better than the 1998 Rugrats movie, funnier, weirder, with more stuff for adults to clue in to..."
Based on the popular TV series RUGRATS, this animated film, RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE, features a group of zany toddlers who, by chance, get to travel to Paris. The film takes a playful path through the uncomplicated plotline, beginning with a perfectly choreographed spoof on THE GODFATHER (replete with a sawed-off toy horse head), then launching into a series of upbeat songs narrating the story in styles ranging from rock and reggae to jazz and R&B. The story follows little Chuckie, who wants his single father to remarry so he can get a new mommy. Teased by his bossy friend Angela, Chuckie feels even worse about his situation. But when the father of his pal Tommy gets assigned to go to Paris on business, taking the whole Rugrats gang with him, things begin to change. From the bateaux mouches to the Arc de Triomphe, the Rugrats enjoy some valuable sightseeing, then descend upon Euroreptarland, a theme park located in the center of Paris. Along the way, Chuckie thinks up a perfect scheme for getting a new mom. With fun music and fast-moving graphics balancing out the obligatory jokes about diapers, babies' butts, and poop, RUGRATS IN PARIS: THE MOVIE will thrill fans of these wild toddlers.
Family (General) |
Family Interaction |
Paris, France |