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Peter Rabbit 2018: An Adorable Take on a Famous Children’s Book Accompanied By Some Great Tunes!

Updated: Mar 20, 2020


Opening Statement: I hope to enlighten my readers on a short journey into my views! I plan to post every Sunday for the most part, excluding any spur of the moment ideas I may have or a busy schedule which may restrict me from posting that week. Thank you and enjoy!


In search of a light and rather short movie this past weekend, I stumbled upon the new Peter Rabbit on Netflix. Five CGI bunnies, along with Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson, take us into the children’s book story of Peter Rabbit as they endure many great tests and adventures.


The beginning is slightly dark, as the rabbits, voiced by James Corden (Peter Rabbit), Daisy Ridley (Cottontail Rabbit), Elizabeth Debicki (Mopsy Rabbit), Margot Robbie (Flopsy Rabbit), and Colin Moody (Benjamin Bunny) speak of their fears of becoming baked into rabbit pie by the old and mean Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill). Despite this dark beginning, the rest of the film is quite witty as James Cordon brings a sarcastically and playful personality to the character of Peter Rabbit.


Amidst all the bunny fun, characters Bea and Thomas McGregor (Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson) fall into a sweet little love story, that almost falls to pieces as the “bunny fun” gets a little out of hand. This love story brings a realistic and sweet feel to a film that is literally about intelligent, jacket wearing, talking rabbits, which is a nice touch!


As many films tailored primarily toward children have, Peter Rabbit has some dialogue suggestive toward ideas meant for maturer audiences to understand or “get.” For instance, there is one scene where they address the sensitivity that has erupted over food allergies, where Peter Rabbit says that he “doesn’t want to get any letters” concerning the comments made about food allergies. This had me laughing! I love a good “breaking of the fourth wall” too, which happens here.


Along with the adorable and cute things that unfold in this film, one of my favorite things about Peter Rabbit was the music. By using popular songs such as “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, “Do Your Thing” by Basement Jaxx and Metropole Orkest, and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, the film’s “likeablility” increases and I can honestly say that I was jamming and dancing throughout the entire movie! Each song heightened the adventure that was unfolding before my eyes, and I appreciated each music choice.


Peter Rabbit is a happy and lively movie that is great for kids and adults too! With bright colors, fun sarcastic humor, a delightful love story, and rockin’ music, this film is a great choice for a fun Friday night flick with the family!


~Francesca Reviews


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