The Nut Job: Review

The Nut Job, its a fun ride with a bunch of furry creatures, yet tells a story akin to the great bank  heists of days gone by.

The story begins in a city park, where Surly the squirrel has just caused the loss of the local animals food supply, meaning they will no longer have anything for the winter. On a vote, he is banished to the city, never to return,

At the same time, squirrels Andie and Grayson are charged with finding a new food source. It is while on this mission that they discover their lead, Racoon, has his own agenda, and stumble on to a plot by a gang of humans to rob a bank.

The Nut Job is a feel good adventure tale, full with heroics, humour and the obligatory cuteness, not to mention a guest appearance by Psy (he of Gungnum Style). Be sure to sit through the end credits to catch a funny rendition of this dance.

There are two target audiences for The Nut Job; the children, who will live the adorable, friendly animals, and their parents, who will enjoy the humour and more mature side to the story.

The Nut Job opens 21 February 2014 in South African cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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