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.
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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