Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Director: Tim Johnson
Running Time: 94mins
Home begins with a rather humorous account of an alien race called Boov and their mission to escape their own planet to evade a bigger and scarier race who are trying to capture themfor unknown reasons. Of course they choose earth and when they arrive, they relocate all humans to Happy Human Town and move in around the world happy as pie!
The Boov are adorable creatures whose moods are shown by their ever changing skin colour; blue for sad, red for angry etc and because of this, you feel a connection with them just by looking rather than their very naive way of think which is utterly hilarious. They have no clue, and the fact they think they know everything will tickle you in the best way.
The star of the show is the lovable loser Boov named Oh who takes center stage and immediately captures your attention. He is ridiculously cute and his appeal is further heightened by his naive take on the world as well as the unmistakable voice of Jim Parsons or Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory to all of us. His unlikely friendship with the beautiful and exotic teenager, Tip voiced by Rihanna will make you laugh and cry for the unlikely but dynamic duo and Pig the Cat. They journey around the world brings about a series of emotions that even the smallest of kids will understand.
With the addition of comedic legend Steve Martin and the ever gorgeous Jennifer Lopez as Tip’s mum, Home is a good trip out for the kids.
Despite all the goodness of the above, the film is a bit long (I went with a three year old who decided she’d had enough) and is not necessarily as funny as previous Dreamworks gems like The Croods and How To Train Your Dragon. Other than this, Home is fun and carefree and drives home the importance of family and friendship and doing the right thing. The animation is beautiful, especially with Tip’s lovely curly hair and as mentioned, Oh is just too cute. His misinterpretation of words and Yoda way of speaking are all great aspects that will make this animation a memorable one.