|Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: June 21, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
This screwball comedy about a scrappy Hawaiian kid and the rabidly destructive little alien she mistakes for a dog is powered by ferocious joy. And, remarkably, it manages to incorporate traditional Disney values, such as the sanctity of the family, in a visually bold, subversively witty package that's as far from corporate as mainstream movies get.
Very charming and funny movie.
The whole movie is a blast, thanks to a whip-smart script clearly written for kids and grownups alike.
It's quite an achievement and makes a strong argument in favor of traditional animation this is the first Disney feature since "Dumbo" (1941) to feature watercolor backgrounds, and they're beautiful. But beautiful illustrations and a funny premise can't save this well-meaning kid flick from its dully plotted story. Read full review
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