Dr. Seuss' the Lorax Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

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Dr. Seuss' the Lorax

ages 5+ | 85 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Twelve-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) lives in a place virtually devoid of nature; no flowers or trees grow in the town of Thneedville. Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey (Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula tree. To get it, Ted delves into the story of the Lorax (Danny DeVito), once the gruff guardian of the forest, and the Once-ler (Ed Helms), who let greed overtake his respect for nature.


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Genre: Adventure , Fantasy , Animated

Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda

Producer: Cinco Paul, Janet Healy, Ken Daurio, Audrey Geisel, Chris Meledandri

Cast: Danny DeVito, Betty White, Stephen Tobolowsky, Elmarie Wendel, Danny Cooksey, Dempsey Pappion, Michael Beattie, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Joel Swetow, Rob Riggle, Taylor Swift, Dave Mitchell, Nasim Pedrad, Jenny Slate, Chris Renaud

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  • ages 4+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The graphics are wonderful in the movie and true to Dr. Seuss art work. There are many lovable characters in the movie, which make it entertaining. I found the bad guy a little too over the top, but his role is minor. Another over the top element is the songs. They just come out of nowhere and are super cheesy.

    While I enjoyed the characters and graphics, I felt the movie was bit boring with no real climax. The topic is also a little deep for young children and they may struggle staying engaged with the movie. But it was still a fun movie. I would recommend renting it but not worth the price of a movie ticket.

    5 Thanks ·
  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Me and kids have been really excited!

    3 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Not Worth Your Time

    My little daughter loves this movie so I guess that is good enough.

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 9+ |

    Uhuuu))nice one

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Engaging
    Nice
    Valuable
    Interesting
    Riches
    Ok for kids :)
    Nutty (in a fun way)
    Music
    Excitement
    Notes (musical)
    Trees
    Adolescence
    Love
    Inspiration
    Soil
    Trees again

    These are just a few of the words that come to mind about this movie. There is a message in the movie that isn't so subtle, hence the format of my review, but overall it's still a good film.

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    I can't think of a better Dr Seuss movie, can you? Clever characters, good music, heartfelt message. I was pleasantly surprised. Entertaining for everyone. Not really sure why it didn't get a G rating.

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie really took me back to when I read the book to my sisters and my own children. I find the movie to be more in tune with today than all those years ago when it came out. Dr Seuss was way before his time in a lot of things. If whoever watches this movie can get past the cartoon part and look deep into what it is really talking about, then maybe we can make a better world than we have right now.

    This movie covers greed, carelessness, the so called entitlement people think they have and no regard for the delicate things of nature and how it is all balanced. It shows that we can live with nature and still have the comforts that we all seem to seek without destroying the earth and each other.

    But if you don't get into the depth of this movie like I do, it still really is a cute cartoon.

    2 Thanks ·
  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    They added quite a bit to the story which was okay by me. It wouldn't have been long enough otherwise. One of my favorite stories as a child.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I loved this movie. It was true to the book and the animation really brought it to life. Watched it on Netflix.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    I was dissapointed with the show. I did not enjoy the music or the characters. I would not recommend seeing it.

    1 Thank ·
  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Not Worth Your Time

    It's okay--busy--my 5-yr-old son kept singing the song "How Bad Can I Be."

  • (Female)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Myself and my 6 year old LOVE The Lorax! Great movie with a great message!

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Another Dr. Seuss classic.

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    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    While its story–telling doesn’t feel much like Dr. Seuss, The Lorax has exciting action scenes, cool art design, and some nice musical numbers that don’t take themselves too seriously. All in all, it’s one of the more satisfying Seuss adaptations, and should please most members of the family... See Full Review

  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    Cute movie. If you have young kids they will love it!

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    I just watched this on Netflix because there was nothing else on. However, I really enjoyed it. I somehow grew up not knowing the story of The Lorax. This was a really sweet and fun take on the Dr. Suess book. I can't find anything wrong with it.
    But I do now find something wrong with the "plastic" world we live in and how we want it to be beautiful and comfortable without our working for it. The world around us was originally beautiful. Let's do what we can to not mess that up. This movie is the Ferngully of our day.

  • ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    I just watched this on Netflix because there was nothing else on. However, I really enjoyed it. I somehow grew up not knowing the story of The Lorax. This was a really sweet and fun take on the Dr. Suess book. I can't find anything wrong with it.
    But I do now find something wrong with the "plastic" world we live in and how we want it to be beautiful and comfortable without our working for it. The world around us was originally beautiful. Let's do what we can to not mess that up. This movie is the Ferngully of our day.

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Happy and playful; but sad in it's own right. Takes on modern day issues with a tongue in cheek attitude that even the youngest can relate.

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    I love this movie! At some points it is a little too preachy though with the while green thing. But my kids (even my 18 month old) laugh non-stop during it, even after the first time.

  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    The Lorax is a good kids movie. It is funny and has a good story line for kids to follow. It teaches them to follow their dreams and do the things they thought were impossible, but not lose perspective of things. It was a good movie and I enjoyed it. Not one I would go and purchase until I had some kids though.

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Dr. Suess never fails to be a good story with a cleverly hidden good morals meaning. The movie was better than I thought it would be. My kids, 12 & 14, were maybe a bit more interested in watching it, again, then I was to watch it for the first time. It's a great movie that we now own.

  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Awesome movie! Best animated Dr Seuss movie to date!

  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    This film shows some heavy ideas about environmentalism and big business. Most young kids won't pick up on that and won't care. That being said, it is clever and witty. I felt like some of the songs were a bit over the top and not nearly as good as Disney songs, but overall the movie was worth a watch. No profanity or sexual content. Very mild cartoon violence.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    this is a decent movie wish they would make more of em loved it

  • (Female)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Fun. Make sure the kids are up to sitting through a full-length movie.

  • (Female)

    ages 7+ | Worth Your Time

    Adds a little back story to the classic Dr. Seuss story and brings it into the 21st century. The original is still the best, but this movie is a lot of fun. My autistic 15 year old daughter loves it as we'll as the original and the book.

  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    Cute! It built on the themes in the book really well and made it into a larger story. My kids loved it!

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    This movie was super cute. The songs were rather random and completely cheesy, but I (surprisingly) didn't mind them. I loved the graphics and the fact that the movie was close to Dr. Seuss' book. This movie promotes being green, obviously, but I didn't find that a bad thing at all and rather enjoyed it.
    I would recommend this movie for people of all ages.

  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Cute show! With a good message.

  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie for little kids. I felt like it was cheesy and I had a hard time liking the characters, but it is still a fun show for the whole family.

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Good for any age, good moral.

  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Way too preachy!! And I am a tree hugging hippie! Not really, but i am way farther left than most people I know, lived in Yosemite and everything, they could have toned it down one million percent (in a cat in the hat accent) and still kept the message in there, it felt way too over the top.

  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Great message! Fun for the kids.

  • (Male)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Just watched this on DVD. I was impressed with the quality of animation, music and sound effects. the plot about the need to take care of the environment was done in such a way that it didn't feel like they were trying to shove environmentalism down your throat. Instead, the idea that nature and man can coexist in a balanced harmonious way is promoted. I like that. I thought the writers and director expanded on the original Dr. Suess book in a delightful and entertaining way. Though I did feel like they stereotyped all big corporations as being intrinsically evil. Which isn't true. But all in all a good family oriented film. Worth watching

  • (Male)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    Same message/themes as Dr. Seuss's book. Visually nice, not extremely violent, not a whole lot to be concerned about letting kids watch. I felt like I needed to talk to my child after the show about environmental responsibility - and that the responsible use of renewable resources is OK.

  • (Female)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    Loved this better than the kids book because it actually had a happy ending unlike the book. I was nervous when I first saw who the starring roles were but thought they did an amazing job! My kids loved it and we will definitely see it again!

  • (Female)

    ages 3+ | Worth Your Time

    Great interpretation of the book, fun and clever music. my 3 year old loves it!

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Kinda cute in a Seussical way but the environmental propaganda was a little hard to swallow. Don't get me wrong - I recycle, reduce and reuse. I just don't think that the best way to get that message out to kids. I would rather involve them in my active efforts to be careful with using the resources the earth gives me. There is some cute music and great animation on the plus side so if you love Dr. Seuss and this book in particular you will probably enjoy the movie.

  • (Female)

    ages 5+ | Worth Your Time

    While the move was fun, and my toddler definitely enjoyed it, I thought the music was unoriginal and not very memorable. I'd rather watch the original TV version from years ago instead.

  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Too hyped for what is was.

  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    I'll make you think a bit. The voice acting is wonderful, the songs are terrible and the animation is beautiful. In retrospect it was quite good...but if you're only going to go and see one movie this year...wait for Hunger Games or Avengers

  • (Male)

    ages 6+ | Worth Your Time

    Fun movie for the family. Love the bears!

  • (Male)

    ages 4+ | Worth Your Time

    It helps to understand going into the movie that The Lorax is a film with an environmental message. The root of the story is about how we humans should care about the earth and its preservation and that message is presented loud and clear throughout the entire show.

    With that perspective understood, The Lorax is a rather pleasant and at least mildly entertaining story. The animation is very good, as are the characters and the acting. Kids under the age of 7 or 8 would probably get bored, but otherwise it is a good (though not great) family film.

    There is no objectionable material at all in The Lorax, not even a fart joke. By nature, a pro-environment film tends to be a bit anti-business and as a very pro-capitalism individual I was wary of such a message. However, the movie seemed to strike a healthy tone in being happy with "responsible business" but against "greed", though I'm not sure how many young people would pick up on such a subtlety so the anti-business message is something to be concerned with when taking children to The Lorax.


Okfor ages12+