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Furry Vengeance

Released

Latest Home Video

Aug 17, 2010

MPAA Rating:

PG


Run Time:

90

Cast

Brendan Fraser

Brooke Shields

Studio

2010 Summit Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: Furry Vengeance.

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OverallC
ViolenceC+
SexB+
LanguageB+
Drugs/AlcoholB-
Run Time90

Making the Grades

Environmental warfare takes on a whole new meaning in this clunky production that pits a rogue raccoon and an army of forest critters against a big land developer.

After accepting a promotion at work, Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) uproots his wife and son and moves them from Chicago to Oregon. His new job requires him to live on a land site his company is developing into an upscale neighborhood. Luckily the family still has cell phone and Internet service so the son Tyler (Matt Prokop) can keep in touch with his friends back home. But neither Tyler nor his mom Tammy (Brooke Shields) is too excited about the new surroundings.

The forest animals that are about to be displaced by the subdivision aren’t too happy either. Orchestrating a military-style offensive that would impress most human commanding officers, the animals initiate a series of ongoing assaults aimed at Dan. In the process, he is sprayed by skunks, locked in a portable outhouse by a bear, bitten, scratched, harmed in the groin and urinated on.

Tammy, who doesn’t believe Dan is under attack, is understandably concerned when her husband starts littering their yard with traps and other paraphernalia designed to catch the raccoon and his cohorts. However, Dan is convinced he needs to get the wildlife issue under control before his money-driven boss. Mr. Lyman (Ken Jeong) arrives on location with their top Indian investor (Gerry Bednob). Resorting to tranquilizer guns and cages, he attempts to corral the forest creatures but his solution only further alienates him from his son and wife.

Painting land developers so negatively makes it easy to establish them as the bad guys. Having Tyler and his friend Amber (Skyler Samuels) lead the fight for the environment sets them up as the heroes of the story. But while the violence is mostly played for comedy, all the characterizations in this story are contrived and one-dimensional. The script is also so outlandish and sometimes crude that it fails to produce any kind of positive message about saving natural habitats or considering more earth-friendly alternatives for developers.

Instead, parents may be feeling a little in-fur-iated about all the money they spent to let their kids watch these Rambo-style forest creatures exact vengeance on a big business tycoon who is just in the game for the cash.

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Discussion Ideas After The Movie

Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about Furry Vengeance.

How are land developers portrayed versus environmentalists? Are those who move into new subdivisions also to blame for the impact on animals? What about people who live in older communities that were once new? Is anyone exempt from having an effect on the natural world?

How many product placements did you count in this film?

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G
AB G
MB G
ON G
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
G

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Furry Vengeance...

Furry Vengeance releases as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on August 17, 2010. Along with copies of the movie in DVD and Blu-ray, the package also includes:

-Deleted scenes

- The Pitfalls of Pratfalls

- Working with Animals

- Gag reel

- Commentary with director and cast

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Memphis Steve says: Apr. 22, 2010

The review says this film has mild non-graphic violence. I strongly disagree. It has graphic sexual violence. Brendan Frasier’s character is viciously assaulted in his genitals repeatedly throughout the movie. In addition, in several scenes he is injured in the testicles in various other ways. Sexual violence is spread throughout this film. In an interview on The Craig Ferguson Show, Brendan Frasier even admitted that he would not take his own sons to see this movie.

Rod Gustafson says: Apr. 22, 2010

Hi Memphis Steve… thank you for your comments. We actually have not reviewed Furry Vengeance yet. The studios ask that we hold our reviews until the release date. So what you are currently seeing on our site is information we have gathered from other sources (mainly Canadian film classification boards).

Thanks again for giving parents an early “heads up.” We “officially” cannot do that!

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