Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Willoughbys
Director: Kris Pearn
Cast: Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Seán Cullen, Ricky Gervais

Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby are so mad about each other that they have no time for their four children, who plan to orphan themselves by sending their parents on a treacherous vacation trip. This Canadian animation has a promising start, but by the second half it is all over the place, both literally and figuratively. On top of the Willoughbys, the script throws in an orphan baby, a candy factory owner and a singing nanny. The biggest problem is that all of the characters are forgettable, inconsistent, and visually dull. Based on the book by Lois Lowry.