"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" is a 2021 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film directed by Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe.
The starring cast includes Abbi Jacobson as Katie Mitchell, Danny McBride as Rick Mitchell, Maya Rudolph as Linda Mitchell, Olivia Colman as PAL, Fred Armisen as Deborahbot 5000, Beck Bennett as Eric, John Legend as Jim Posey, Chrissy Teigen as Hailey Posey, Blake Griffin as PAL Max Prime, Conan O'Brien as Glaxxon 5000 and others.

Here are "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Mitchells vs. the Machines movie?

Netflix on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 released the trailer for "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" you can watch here:
The Mitchells vs. The Machines | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Mitchells vs. the Machines movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie plot summary.

Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson) is a quirky and aspiring filmmaker in Kentwood, Michigan who often clashes with her nature-obsessed and technophobic father Rick (Danny McBride), and has recently been accepted into film school in California. The evening before Katie leaves, Rick accidentally breaks her laptop after a fight between them over one of Katie's previous short films, leading the family to fear their relationship will forever be strained. To try to prevent this, Rick decides to cancel Katie's flight and instead take her, her mother Linda (Maya Rudolph), younger brother Aaron (Michael Rianda), and family dog Monchi (Doug the Pug) on a cross-country road trip to her college as one last bonding experience.
Meanwhile, technology entrepreneur Mark Bowman (Eric Andre) declares his highly intelligent AI PAL (Olivia Colman) obsolete as he unveils a new line of home robots in her place. In revenge, PAL takes over Mark's company and orders all the robots to capture humans worldwide and launch them into space. The Mitchells manage to avoid capture at a roadstop cafe in Kansas. Rick decides that his family should stay put in the cafe for their own safety, but Katie coerces him to help save the world instead. They bond with two defective robots that tried to capture them, Eric (Beck Bennett) and Deborahbot 5000 (Fred Armisen), who tell the family they can use a kill code to shut down PAL and all the robots.
The Mitchells make it to a mall in Colorado to upload the kill code, but PAL orders all the PAL chip-enabled appliances to stop them. Katie tries to upload the kill code, but is stopped when a giant Furby pursues the family. They ultimately trap and defeat the Furby, destroying a PAL router in the process, which disables the hostile horde of devices. However, this also stops the kill code from uploading. On the way to Silicon Valley to upload the kill code directly to PAL, Linda reveals to Katie that she and Rick had originally lived in a cabin in the mountains years ago as it was his lifelong dream before he gave up on it.


Who plays who in the The Mitchells vs. the Machines movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Abbi Jacobson  as Katie Mitchell an aspiring filmmaker
Danny McBride  as Rick Mitchell the nature-obsessed and technophobic father of Katie and Aaron, and Linda's husband
Maya Rudolph  as Linda Mitchell the mother of Katie and Aaron, and Rick's wife
Olivia Colman  as PAL a ruthless, arrogant and maniacal rogue virtual assistant invented by Mark
Fred Armisen  as Deborahbot 5000 a damaged PAL Max robot from PAL Labs
Beck Bennett  as Eric a damaged PAL Max robot also from PAL Labs
John Legend  as Jim Posey the Mitchells' neighbor and Hailey's husband
Chrissy Teigen  as Hailey Posey the Mitchells' neighbor and Jim's wife
Blake Griffin  as PAL Max Prime a sleek robot from PAL Labs created by PAL that serves as an upgraded version of the PAL Max line
Conan O'Brien  as Glaxxon 5000 a PAL Max robot from PAL Labs
Eric Andre  as Dr. Mark Bowman a scientist
Charlyne Yi  as Abbey Posey the dinosaur-loving daughter of the Mitchells' neighbors, Jim and Hailey Posey, and Aaron's crush
Doug the Pug  as Monchi the Mitchell family's pet dog
Sasheer Zamata  as Jade Katie's groupmate and later girlfriend
Elle Mills  as Hanna Katie's groupmate
Alex Hirsch  as Dirk Katie's groupmate
Jay Pharoah  as Noah
Jeff Rowe  as Man Who Loves Fun
Zeno Robinson  as Sean (Unboxer)
Grey Griffin  as a stagehand
Alison Rich  as Jill (Woman in Pod)
Michael Rianda  as Aaron / Furbies / Talking Dog / Wifi Enthusiast (as Mike Rianda)
Melissa Sturm  as Sarge / Melissa (Woman in Pod)
Doug Nicholas  as Hamburger Boy / Smart-Racket 5000-S Series
Madeleine McGraw  as Young Katie (as Maddy McGraw)
Ellen Wightman  as Baby Katie
Natalie Canizares  as Catherine (Food Blogger)
Will Allegra  as Water Fountain Man
Natalia del Riego  as Additional Voices
Libby Thomas Dickey  as Additional Voices
Kerry Gutierrez  as Additional Voices
Todd Hansen  as Additional Voices
Lex Lang  as Additional Voices
Greg Levitan  as Additional Voices
Griffin McElroy  as Additional Voices
Caitlin McKenna  as Additional Voices
Andrew Morgado  as Additional Voices
Illya Owens  as Additional Voices
Juan Pacheco  as Additional Voices
Ashley Peldon  as Additional Voices
Jim Pirri  as Additional Voices
Michelle Ruff  as Additional Voices
Justin Shenkarow  as Additional Voices
Shane Sweet  as Additional Voices
Brittanny Tuerpe  as Additional Voices
Alana J. Webster  as Additional Voices (as Alana Webster)
Jason Linere-White  as Additional Voices (as Jason Linere White)
Lisa Wilhoit  as Additional Voices
Adam Wylie  as Additional Voices

Release date

When is The Mitchells vs. the Machines movie release date?

"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 23, 2021 (United States) and on April 30, 2021 distributing by Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).


What are The Mitchells vs. the Machines filming details?

The duration of the film is 114 minutes. The film's budget is $50 - 100 million.

"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Mitchells vs. the Machines movie?

"The Mitchells vs. the Machines" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 98/100.

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