The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Julie Kavner as Marge, Nancy Cartwright as Bart, and Yeardley Smith as Lisa. Characters are based on The Simpsons TV show created by Matt Groening. The director is David Silverman.
The story takes place primarily in a city named Springfield (no state is given as a running gag on the show). Homer Simpson decides to adopt a pig to save it from slaughter at Krusty Burger. He begins to show more love towards the pig than his son Bart. Bart begins seeing neighbor Ned Flanders as more of a father-figure. Homer plans to dispose of the pig's feces properly but, after getting a call from a friend about free donuts, he just dumps it into the nearest lake. The EPA reacts by placing a giant glass dome over the entire city, separating it from the rest of the world.
As we know with any film based on a TV show, one should have already seen the show in order to truly appreciate the kind of humor displayed in the movie. While the regular TV characters offer their usual brand of comedy, new ones bring in a more satirical form. For instance, the president is portrayed as basically a clueless celebrity who doesn't really know what's going on. Also, the evil head of the EPA, Russ Cargill, is to resemble a rich man trying to use his money to influence the president into giving him more power.
Aside from the satire and very entertaining plot, this film features numerous subplots, the most notable of them being the relationship between Homer and Bart. As stated before, Homer adopts a pig and begins to show more affection towards it than Bart. As Homer continues to make mistakes, Bart continues to lose respect for him, eventually seeing their neighbor Ned Flanders as his father because he was giving Bart the attention and affection he wasn't getting from Homer.
To wrap, The Simpsons Movie is a great film and, I believe, well worth donating some of your valuable time to see!
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