Dan Sanders is a real estate developer with a golden opportunity. His boss wants him to convert a protected forest area into a big residential complex, after the man who had been previously given the job quits. The previous guy had been attacked by raccoons, who rolled a giant boulder into his car, which freaked him out beyond repair. Dan agrees and moves his family to Rocky Springs, the small area where they plan to build. Immediately, this causes family tension: his wife, Tammy, prefers city life to isolation in the wilderness, and his son, Tyler, is furious that his dad would attempt to ruin a forest for some stupid residences. The animals in the area, including the boulder-rolling raccoon from earlier, will not sit idly by and watch their home get demolished, so they get to work sabotaging Dan at every turn. They make him late to meetings, they destroy construction progress being made, and they generally humiliate him publicly every chance they get. Sick of being pushed around by a bunch of animals, Dan hires a ranger to cage every animal he can find until the development is fully built. Meanwhile, Dan's company sponsors a fair designed to showcase how friendly to the environment they are; it's a smokescreen, however, for their plans to cut down every tree around. Once Dan finds this out, he is wrecked with guilt, and with the help of his environmentalist son, he releases all of the animals. With their help, perhaps they can take down the real estate company and save the forest.
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Best part of story, including ending:
This is an awful movie. I regretted watching it immediately. The jokes are broad and unfunny, and the animals are all incredibly creepy for a kid's movie.
Best scene in story:
There's a momentary cameo by the now-deceased comedian Patrice O'Neal that I was happy to see, because it meant he got a good paycheck. That's the only positive to take out of this movie.
Opinion about the main character:
Dan is not a likable character, but it has less to do with the performance and the plot than it does with the script, which is sorely lacking.