Since most kids are “Sheltering-at-Home” with their parents, the release timing for Netflix’s new animated movie about getting rid of your parents seems destined to resonate with family streaming audiences over the weekend. It is a sugary blend of Roald Dahl absurdity, Lemony Snicket grimness and Wes Anderson inspired narration courtesy of a cat played by Ricky Gervais. My only calorie counting ding against the film is that it suffers at times from an unsustainable sugar high that crashes a bit before a thrilling final act.

It is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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