This animation movie is a family pleaser. The Nut Job is the animated story about Surly Squirrel (with the voice of Willi Arnette) and how he redeems himself after destroying the entire winter food supply for all the park creatures by accident.
Surly takes it upon himself to decide what to do. He spies a set of nefarious bank robbers that have set up watch on a bank across the street, using the cover of another store - a NUT store.
Realizing the nut store contains more than enough food to last the park animals throughout the winter, Surly engages the help of his friends Grayson (played by Brendan Frazer) and a raccoon (played by Liam Nesson). They make many mis-steps along the way but ultimately achieve the goal,
Together they solve the dilemma and the bad guys are taken out, leaving the park animals with enough nuts as food for the winter.
Best part of story, including ending:
The animals can talk and they share their inner feelings.
Best scene in story:
The sceen where the two animal lovers share a romantic kiss, because it is so charming.
Opinion about the main character:
Surly is a bit stupid. He does not seem to know the difference between putting a gas tank outside of the house and putting one inside. He is a good kid, he just needs a bit more guidance.