Andrea’s film review – The Bob’s Burgers Movie

The Bob’s Burgers Movie ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review by Andrea Carnevali

The Belchers try to save the restaurant from closing as a sinkhole forms in front of it, while the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. Out in cinemas.

Bob’s Burger as a TV series has been popping up on our TV screen for more than a decade, scoring seven consecutive Emmy Awards (winning in 2014 and 2017) and steadily building up a loyal fanbase throughout 12 seasons so far, especially among Americans.

It’s those fans that the film will please more than anyone, as they will find constant reminders and winks at past characters and episodes. It is clearly more of an acquired taste (a funny thing to say when you talk about burger makers), but that’s not to say that you won’t be able to follow and enjoy the film, even if you’ve never seen a single episode in the series.

There are glimpses of the original show’s trade-mark irreverence, the razor-sharp humour and fast banter, but for somebody like me who’s relatively new to this universe, the rate of the jokes was a bit hit and miss and the satire felt too diluted in a film that clocked at 1 hour and 42 minutes, proving that this still more suited to the 22 minutes short format.

There were clearly some technological improvements from the original, both in terms of animation and musical soundtrack, but I have to say I found the action scenes, however well executed, like they belonged to an altogether different product, just like the ill-advised musical numbers, especially because none of the songs were particularly funny.

Finally, on a side note, I’m wondering if in today’s society, the gag of representing female characters with male voices may be not just a little bit dated, but actually a bit problematic too… I’ll leave it there.

In the end while my nine year old son enjoyed this much more than I did, I definitely won’t be rushing out to catch up on the series on Disney+ anytime soon.

Andrea Carnevali is a Bafta winning film maker who lives in Chiswick

The Bob’s Burger Movie is out in cinemas.

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