The Top 63 Marathon, part 19
(update of a pervious post – original is here)
Length: 98 minutes
Director: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon; story by Stanton & Pete Docter
Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Music: Thomas Newman (and non-original music)
Distinctions: Oscar for Best Animated Feature; Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, Best Song (“Down to Earth”), Best Sound and Best Sound Editing; currently #47 on the IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a trash-compacting robot falls in love
How I saw it: in the theater, June 2008; on video several times (have on DVD)
Concept: Great. It is a bit strange that I seem to be the target audience; someone making a movie that is exactly the movie I want to see is pretty much the last thing I would have expected to ever happen.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Great. Who needs actors when you’ve got a sound designer and an assistant producer?
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites). Amazing. Probably the perfect movie.
Objective Rating: 4.0/4 (Great).