"The Willoughbys" is a 2020 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier.
The starring cast includes Will Forte as Tim Willoughby, Maya Rudolph as Nanny, Alessia Cara as Jane Willoughby, Terry Crews as Commander Melanoff, Martin Short as Walter "Father" Willoughby, Jane Krakowski as Helga "Mother" Willoughby, Seán Cullen as Barnaby A and Barnaby B Willoughby, Ricky Gervais as The Cat, Kris Pearn as Spoons McGee, Colleen Wheeler as Orphan Service Agent and others.
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Netflix on Monday, March 23, 2020 released the trailer for "The Willoughbys" you can watch here:
The Willoughbys | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Here is a short review of "The Willoughbys" movie plot summary.
A stray cat narrates the story of the Willoughbys, once an adventurous and loving family for generations. The present-day Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby are too enamored with each other to care for their four children: eldest son Tim (Will Forte), who tries to keep his siblings out of trouble; middle daughter Jane (Alessia Cara), whose beautiful singing is silenced by her parents; and the inventive but "creepy" twin boys, both named Barnaby. The parents mistreat and neglect the children, refusing to give them food and punishing them by making them sleep in a coal bin. After Jane and the twins find a baby abandoned outside, their parents kick them out of the house until they return without the child. They leave the baby, whom Tim names "Ruth", on the doorstep of a candy factory and the owner, Commander Melanoff (Terry Crews), takes her in.
To rid themselves of their abusive parents, the siblings send them on a "dangerous vacation" by fabricating a travel brochure of volcanoes, bears, and other hazards. As the children celebrate their freedom, a nanny hired by their parents arrives and wins over everyone but Tim. Learning about Ruth, Nanny (Maya Rudolph) takes the children to Melanoff's factory. After saving Ruth from the assembly line, Nanny realizes the child is safe with the loving Melanoff. Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby, having survived the various danger, not wanting to go back to their children but short on funds to continue their trip, sell their house online. They also inform Nanny in a voicemail, which Tim overhears. Believing Nanny is in league with his parents, Tim reports her as a "bad nanny" to the sinister Orphan Services.
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"The Willoughbys" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 22, 2020 distributing by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 92 minutes.
"The Willoughbys" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"The Willoughbys" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.
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