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Rob Reviews "The Bob's Burgers Movie"

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” was a bit of an experiment for me. The television show has always been on my radar, but it is not a show that I have ever watched an episode of. In a world populated by “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” that was enough “Animation Domination” for me. My trusted co-host, Alex, on the other hand is well-versed in all things that are the Belcher family, so I was interested to see how we both felt about its translation to the big screen comparatively.

As Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and his wife, Tina (Dan Mintz) come up with a plan to keep their restaurant equipment from being defaulted on by their bank, one thing after another goes wrong starting with a huge sinkhole developing right in front of their storefront. With it comes an adventure that will take he and his family all over their city with no possibility of the stakes being higher…

OK. Maybe that was a bit extreme. But there is A LOT going on here. AND I AM HERE FOR ALL OF IT.

Being a fan of fast-paced dialog and sharp humor, this has it at a surplus. From the interactions between the siblings to their relationships with their parents and the other inhabitants of the town around them, I found myself laughing out loud so much that I lost track of how many times I did so. The screenwriting is incredibly tight as well which keeps the story moving along at a steady pace that didn’t seem too rushed or made me wonder how much longer it would be before we crossed the finish line. Also, as a fan of the “little things” that goes back to my love for films like “Airplane!” and “Family Guy,” “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” fed that love like I was at a Vegas buffet, which kept me fully engaged.

The biggest endorsements I can make here are two-fold: 1 – seeing Alex enjoy this film right along with me showed that whether you are a superfan of the show or not there is something in this film for everyone that enjoys adult animation, and 2 – I enjoyed this film so much that I am putting it in my Hulu queue so I can watch EVERY episode. If the series is half as good as the film was, I may have something else to add to my weekly viewing. Then, I may have to watch the film again to see all of the references that I didn’t know I missed the first time around (and yes, that is pretty cool as well).

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