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Hoot (2006)
Adventure,Comedy,Family
USA / English
"It's time to stand up for the little guys. "
A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.
Luke Wilson Delinko
Logan Lerman Roy Eberhardt
Brie Larson Beatrice
Tim Blake Nelson Curly
Cody Linley Mullet Fingers
Neil Flynn Mr. Eberhardt
Clark Gregg Muckle
Kiersten Warren Mrs. Eberhardt
Jessica Cauffiel Kimberly
Dean Collins Garrett
Robert Wagner Mayor Grandy
Eric Phillips Dana
Jimmy Buffett Mr. Ryan
John Archie Captain
Robert Donner Kalo
Director: Wil Shriner
Producer: Jimmy Buffett,Frank Marshall
Writer: Wil Shriner,Carl Hiaasen
Solid family film, more radical than it seems
In "Hoot", a new kid arrives to Florida from Montana. He first faces the usual problems of blending in and dealing with the local bully. Soon, though, he becomes aware of a bigger problem: a franchise restaurant chain is trying to build a site in the town, right where a number of burrowing owls live. This movie has the look of a family film, but it is pretty more radical than it seems, as it shows sympathetically how Roy and a couple of friends do not shy away from lawbreaking (including vandalism of private property and briefly kidnapping the manager of the chain of restaurants) in the name of environmentalism (to save owls, no less). Now, one might agree or not with those actions, but at least the movie has the courage from not shying away from its convictions. A good, solid film, all in all.

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Imdb rating: 5.2
Musician: Jimmy Buffett
Running time: 91 min
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