Review Of ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’

The animated and awarded animated fox series is making its debut on the big screen.

Fox’s lively television series, Bob’s Burgers, clearly has a good number of dedicated fans, since it lasted 12 seasons and more than 200 episodes. This fans’ base could increase considerably with the new incarnation on the big screen, which brings the adorable Belcher family and their joint community comfortable to a multiplex near you.

The film Bob’s Burgers actually recreates the winning combination of the irreverent humor show and comforting family dynamics, not to mention the occasional musical number to soften the pot. The film, co-directed by the creator of the series Loren Bouchard and the long-term director Bernard Derriman and co-scripted by Bouchard and the current executive producer, Nora Smith, has a more ambitious story than the typical episodes. He has the feeling of a parody of the film Noir, starting with a prologue in which we see a murder committed at the local boardwalk amusement park.

Cut at six years later, when the parents Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and their early children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) face a financial crisis . The family desperately needs an extension on a bank loan to keep the business afloat, with Bob who determined the best way to persuade that the loan agent was by offering him one of the delicious hamburgers of the restaurant. Unfortunately, the bank manager does not bite, both clean and figuratively. And things go from worse when a huge chasm opens right in front of their restaurant when the summer season is about to start.

When a skeleton is discovered in the abyss, it triggers a frantic chain of events in which children try to solve the mystery and, in doing so, are almost killed and their parents. Along the way, they meet the familiar characters in the series, including the owner Dotty des Belchers, Calvin Fischoeder (a very fun Kevin Kline), his odious brother Felix (Zach Galifianakis), the grumpy police sergeant Bosco (Gary Cole ), regular client. Teddy (Larry Murphy), and apparently all the other characters who have ever presented themselves in the series.

The artists of the main voice deliver their lines with the kind of comic insurance that has just lived with their characters for a very long time. And the list of support players is a Who’s-Who of comic talent, most veterans in the series, including Paul F. Tompkins, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Aziz Ansari, Paul Rudd, Jenny Slate, Andy Kindler, Sarah Silverman and many others.

The film presents more than a few liners which will induce groans (“it is a real one that he fled, it fled” by being a typical example), but there are a lot of fun moments, if not necessarily hilarious. The colorful hand -drawn color animation looks great on the big screen, and fans of the show will be comforted by familiar perennial gags such as the name of the company in the business located next to the store de Burger (“Sew You Think you can pants”).

Certainly with the philosophy “If it is not broken, do not repair it” concerning the versions on the big screen of long -time television programs, the film Bob’s Burger should satisfy the faithful well. What raises the question: when will Seth MacFarlane finally have this family film?