May 2011

Hilarious Depiction of Tom Jones in Flushed Away

Flushed Away is one of those adorable, often overlooked family films that most people don’t seem to know about. Featuring the voices of Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Bill Nye, and several other big names from Hollywood, it’s the story of a pet mouse (voiced by Jackman) who gets flushed away into the sewer—accidentally, by a sewer rat—and has to find his way home with the help of a spitfire ship captain, voiced by Winslet.

The movie is funny all the way through, and even has a satisfying conclusion (complete with song number and dancing, naturally). Plenty of jokes for both adults and kids are in it—none of them inappropriate, I think—and it’s not heavy in the violence department, though there is some violence.