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  • Summary: In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of aIn a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming "other" woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden "soul machine", Ella takes the form of Jake's numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Sherilyn Connelly
    Aug 14, 2014
    80
    Cheatin' is Plympton at the top of his game, and, as always, his individual sequences prove more important than the whole.
  2. Reviewed by: Charles Solomon
    Aug 14, 2014
    70
    A welcome reminder that the art of animation is too protean to be limited to a single visual style, medium or point of view.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    Aug 14, 2014
    70
    Sinuous sequences where one object morphs into another are his stock and trade, and that strength is on ample display in Cheatin’.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Aug 14, 2014
    70
    The writer-director-producer’s pulsing, pencil-etched, pastel-hued animation style is a pleasure to behold as ever.