Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 1988 (PG)


Year of Release: 1988
Rated: PG
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

It's 1947 Hollywood and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down-on-his-luck detective, is hired to find proof that Marvin Acme, gag factory mogul and owner of Toontown, is playing hanky-panky with femme fatale Jessica Rabbit, wife of Maroon Cartoon superstar, Roger Rabbit. When Acme is found murdered, all fingers point to Roger, and the sinister, power-hungry Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) is on a mission to bring Roger to Justice. Roger begs the Toon-hating Valiant to find the real evildoer an the plot thickens as Eddie uncovers scandal after scandal and realize the very existence of Toontown is at stake! Who Framed Roger Rabbit is deliciously outrageous fun the whole family will enjoy.

My Comments:

If, like me, you were only a child when you first saw this film - and especially if you haven't watched it since - you need to see it again. Trust me, the movie you saw when you were little and the movie you'll see now are completely different. As a kid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a cute animated/live action hybrid movie about a cartoon rabbit who is framed for murder and the toon-hating detective who must investigate the crime. As an adult, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a hilarious comedy full of vulgarity and heaps of sexual innuendo that went totally over my head when I was child. This isn't just a kid's movie. Trust me, you'll like it.

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