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Flora & Ulysses

Published February 21, 2021

Flora & Ulysses

Film info

  • Title Flora & Ulysses
  • Director Lena Khan
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 35m
  • Genres Comedy, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
  • Tagline No tights. No cape. No problem.

Flora & Ulysses is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life - and her outlook - forever.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:22Incandesto doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like the others.
5:50The vacuum cleaner is evolving!
7:21I hope this doesn’t encourage kids to kiss squirrels, aren’t they disease monsters?
12:12I don’t like sad Ben.
14:08“It’s from the microwave but I made it look like it’s from the oven. I’m turning the oven on so it feels real.”
18:32“Do not hope. Observe.”
20:26Enjoying the Star Wars doorbell.
30:11It stacks up that superheroes create enormous amounts of devastation wherever they go.
37:28He built the Death Star out of stationery!
41:06“Is the PopTart okay?”
46:20Why does the animal control guy have a military grade hardcore laptop?
54:08“Well you make it. I mean, thank you for your feedback.”
56:46OMG, she said I love you 3000! Adorable, even though it’s still too painful for that to be in regular use.
1:00:42He spat his coffee on a baby!
1:08:04He’s got the orange dust round his mouth like the penguins do.
1:18:31Can you send a squirrel through a vacuum tube? I guess it’s been in a hoover already.
1:22:37“Flare up like a flame.”

Thoughts

I was 100% expecting this to be a twenty minute movie, one we watched and switched off and moved on. It seemed an inoffensive kid’s movie but hey, it’s about a superhero squirrel, it can’t be any good, right? Wrong! It was amazing. It was inspirational and funny and moving and really we had to keep pausing it to consider each amazing line!

It is silly and it is about a superhero squirrel, but somehow it’s not rubbish, the actors are all great including the kids, I love Ben Schwartz anyway, and bonus Alyson Hannigan! A lovely movie and a total surprise!

Rating: 5 / 5

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