Over The Hedge

Over The Hedge

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2006 M Some scenes may scare very young children.

Taking back the neighborhood... One snack at a time.

Spring has sprung and Verne (voiced by Garry Shandling) and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a tall green “thing” has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home. Enter RJ (Bruce Willis), an opportunistic raccoon, who explains that the world beyond the hedge is the “gateway to the good life” where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live.

Suspicious and even a little jealous of RJ, the ever-cautious turtle, Verne wants to keep his blended family safely on their side of the hedge. But, proving the adage that one man's garbage is another man's – or rather, animal's – treasure, the manipulative RJ tries to convince the woodland band that there is little to fear and everything to gain from their over-indulgent neighbours. Eventually, RJ and Verne form an unlikely friendship as they learn to co-exist with – and even exploit – this strange new world called suburbia.

Rounding out the voice cast are Steve Carrel as a hyperactive squirrel named Hammy; William Shatner as Ozzie, a possum who excels at playing dead with a melodramatic flair; Avril Lavigne as Ozzie's daughter, Heather; Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, who are paired as the porcupine couple, Penny and Lou, with a brood of little porcupine mouths to feed; Wanda Sykes as a sassy skunk named Stella; Nick Nolte as a bear named Vincent and Omid Djalili as a spoiled housecat named Tiger. On the human side, Allison Janney plays Gladys, the president of the local homeowners' association, who isn't about to see her neighbourhood overrun by wildlife and Thomas Haden Chruch as “The Verminator”, whom Gladys hires to rid the area of our woodland heroes.

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83 minutes

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1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0

38 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by mum0f2

Kids loved it. I didn't avoid watching it, dinner was late hahaha.

4 by pippen

This is a great family movie. The kids loved it and it's also entertaining for adults.

5 by cocobella

This movie is great. Kids/Adults/Teenagers, enjoyed by all.

Good storyline, awesome animation. Love the squirrel.

4 by ashclan

This movie had a good story line and my two boys enjoyed the funny bits. A good under-lying message about friendship.

5 by princess79860

Excellent movie for all the family. Not childish at all,just funny.

4 by WitchyPoo2

Son loved this movie - could not get enough of it. He must've watched this half a dozen times over the 2 weeks we had this movie.

4 by qofd

This was an excellent movie with some very funny bits. The red wagon chase scene had me crying I was laughing so hard. Great for adults and kids. On a par with Robots and Shrek and much better than Happy Feet.

4 by raebrodem1

The kids really liked this movie and was good for the adults to watch also. A few very funny parts.

4 by Eddie

Great family viewing from Dreamworks with some big name voices. I would watch it again. The raccoon is a real dag, the manic squirrel with the caffeine sensitivity was hell funny. Even the long suffering... Read more

4 by Justnz

Another clever and funny animated movie. Not quite as good as the first Shrek movie, but still one that the family will enjoy.