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Although Rodney Copperbottom (voiced by Ewan McGregor) is just the son of a humble dishwasher, his loving family encourages him to work hard and follow his dreams. Inspired by a TV show hosted by Big Weld (Mel Brooks), the most influential robot in their mechanical civilization, the youngster determines to become an inventor. But, after years of work, when he takes his contraption to be big city, he learns his idol has disappeared and Phineas T. Ratchet (Greg Kinnear) is now running the company.

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B+

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Fender offers Rodney some encouraging words like; “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere—and if you can’t make it here, welcome to the club.” How does his humor help the starry-eyed dreamer come to terms with reality? How can you balance hope and disappointment?

How do the various characters respond as the situation for the outmoded machines becomes more desperate? How do they stop being the victim of their circumstances and begin to take control of their situation? Could you make a similar attitude adjustment in your life?

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