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Over the Hedge Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, William Shatner, Steve Carrell, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Eugene Levy

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After being foiled in an attempt to get some chips out of a snack machine, RJ notices a gleam from a mountain cave which contains a giant pile of pilfered people food. When RJ the raccoon attempts to steal Vincent the bear's winter stash of food, he awakens the angry bear. A mishap causes the stash to plunge from the cave to destruction, and Vincent gives RJ one week to scavenge replacements for all the food that was destroyed.
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Meanwhile Verne the turtle wakes up from hibernation on the first day of spring with his "family" of assorted woodland creatures including a family of porcupines, a opossum obsessed with playing dead and his teenage daughter, a hyperactive squirrel and an assertive female skunk with self esteem issues. The family is shocked to encounter a gigantic hedge that surrounds what is left of their woodland home after the area has been turned into a massive suburban neighborhood. RJ stumbles upon the naive family and realizes that enlisting their help may give him the chance to make Vincent's deadline.    RJ shows them the ropes of stealing food from the humans. The family welcomes RJ into their circle, making him feel guilty about deceiving them, while Verne is jealous at being ousted from his former position of family leader. Horrified at the thought of animals daring to invade her perfect suburban world, the homeowner's association president calls in a high-tech exterminator, making food gathering difficult.

When Verne attempts to return the food, RJ comes up with a desperate plan to steal back all the food in one night. When the plan going awry, the animals are trapped between Vincent, the exterminator and an irate homeowner's association president.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   rodent family If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Animal talks?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist

Setting

Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10

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