Sunday 24th October 2010

Surf's Up

Director: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Year: 2007
Stars: Shia LeBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods

This wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Admittedly, I didn't know much about the film before watching it, other than that it was an animation about some surfer penguins. I was expecting a standard animated comedy though.

Well, Surf's Up isn't quite that. It is a comedy, it is animated and it does have surfer penguins, but it's filmed in the style of a documentary. It tells the story of Cody Maverick (LeBeouf) - a young penguin who just wins to win a surfing championship competition.

It might not have been exactly what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it. Partially for the fact that it was different to most animated comedies, and partially because it was just nuts. But good nuts.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.