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  Rated PG · 95 minutes · 2014

Adventure, Animated, Comedy
The cynicism is understandable: “The LEGO Movie? Seriously?” But Phil Lord and Christopher Miller set out to make the most entertaining movie possible based on a toy, plus a manifesto on how to create real art. The set-up is like a kiddie version of The Matrix, with mini-figure construction worker Emmet (Chris Pratt) finding himself identified as the fulfillment of a prophecy to save the world from evil President Business (Will Ferrell). He joins other character figures including Batman, and yes, there are in-joke references from The Dark Knight and other pop-culture touchstones. Yet Lord and Miller remain focused on the toy’s imaginative possibilities, both visually and from a storytelling standpoint. Their movie becomes a delightful instruction manual for how to make the best creation from any brand: You've got to have the nerve to throw away the instruction manual.


The LEGO Movie

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Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Producer: Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena, Bruce Berman, James Packer and Steven Mnuchin
Cast: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Keith Ferguson, Anthony Daniels, Billy Williams, Dave Franco, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, Channing Tatum, Jorma Taccone, Shaquille O'Neal, Melissa Sturm, Chris McKay and Orville Forte

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