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Saturday, April 5

Easter Gift Guide: The Nut Job Blu-ray Combo Pack

The Nut Job
Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Starring: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl
Studio: Universal Home Entertainment
Release Date: April 15, 2014

$49.98 (Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack)
$34.98 (Blu-ray Combo Pack)
$29.98 (DVD)

Running Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
Rating: PG

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Movie Description: 

It’s time to go nuts for this action-packed 3D comedy featuring the all-star talents of Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson, Maya Rudolph and Katherine Heigl. Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers, so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.The fur is sure to fly in this hilarious 3D adventure that critics are calling “Funny and witty! For kids of all ages!” (Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio, WCBS) 


The computer-animated film, The Nut Job, is arriving on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 15th, which is just in time to a make a nifty Easter gift. Blu-ray exclusive features include deleted scenes, storyboards, The Great Nut Heist and Dance-Off End Credits. Additional features include animated shorts.

Animated films are either released during the summer or near the holidays, but The Nut Job was released in January, which is normally filled with movie rejects the studios were afraid to release the previous year. The Nut Job has an all-star voice cast of Will Arentt, Brendan Fraser, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Liam Neeson and Katherine Heigl.

The Nut Job is set in 1959 and is centered on a squirrel named Surly, who is an outcast of the Liberty Park and is disliked by most of the animals living there, especially the leader Raccoon. He, along with rodent pal, Buddy, (who happens to look a lot like "Remy" from Disney's Ratatouille), steal whatever food they can get a hold and refuses to share with the other animals. 

Surly and Buddy stumble upon a store called Maury's Nut Shop and the sneak inside with the plan to eat as much as they can, but the mob boss, King, and his crooks show up. The men are planning on digging a tunnel in the basement of the store that will lead them to a bank vault. Surly could care less about the crooks, as he is only interested in all the nuts stored in the store, but there is one problem - a guard dog named Precious.

The animals of Liberty Park don't have enough food to get past the next two weeks. Two squirrels, Grayson and Andie, are chosen to leave the park and search for food. After Andie is separated from Grayson, she must make a deal with Surly to help rob The Nut Store of all of its nuts.

The Nut Job received negative reviews from almost every critic. Despite barely making back its budget at the box-office, a sequel is in the works for 2016.

I happen to disagree from the critics, as I thought the film was laugh out loud funny! This is no Disney movie, as there is a some rude humor and mild action, but it is clean-cut enough for kids and plenty of laughs for adults. Overall, I thought it was a cute funny movie. The Nut Job would make a great Easter gift.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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