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The Simpsons Movie (Widescreen Edition) (2007)

Dan Castellaneta , David Silverman  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dan Castellaneta
  • Directors: David Silverman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: December 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,798 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The Simpsons had already ruled TV land for many years by the time they finally attempted to conquer the movie world as well. It was never any big secret that a Simpsons movie was in the works: Fox registered the domain name "" in 1997, a full nine years before the film was finally greenlighted. When creator/producer Matt Groening’s creation finally made it to the big screen in 2007, it only turned out to be the biggest hit of the summer, raking in over $100 million gross in box-office receipts in its first week, before heading on to do over $500 million worldwide, proving that the best joke in the movie was actually played on the audience: "Why pay for something when you can see it for free?" asks Homer at the movie’s start. Naturally, all the trouble starts with him. When he adopts a pig ("Sir Oinks-A-Lot") destined for Krusty’s slaughterhouse, it triggers an environmental catastrophe, forcing the government to seal Springfield into a dome and destroy the city. While the family manages to escape and flee to Alaska, they eventually decide to return and help save the city in more-or-less classic Simpson fashion. As Homer’s joke about the audience shows, Groening and producer Al Jean are keenly aware that their franchise is first and foremost a TV show. Maybe a little too aware, as the movie fails to ever rise above anything more than an extended episode, and not even one of its best episodes at that. True, there are plenty of good jokes; the animation has been kicked up a notch to be particularly sharp and detailed; and there are some truly memorable moments such as Bart’s nude skateboard ride and the "Spider-Pig" song. But when the film finally materialized, the payoff for long years of anticipation turned out to be small as the movie failed to live up to its potential; it’s amusing but not truly funny. The Simpsons Movie leaves the impression that maybe the show’s writers and producers had already spent their best ideas on the best years of the TV show. Had it been made years earlier… well, we can only wonder what could have been. --Daniel Vancini

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"Oh, so they have internet on computers now!" -- Homer Simpson

"I'd like to visit that Long Island Place, if only it were real." -- Marge Simpson (drinking a Long Island Iced Tea)

"Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa." -- Bart Simpson

"If cartoons were meant for adults, they'd put them on in prime time." -- Lisa Simpson

"Daddy" -- Maggie Simpson

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The Springfield citizenry has every reason to be out for Simpson blood. The calamity triggered by Homer has drawn the attention of U.S. President Arnold Schwarzenegger and Environmental Protection Agency head Russ Cargill (voiced by Albert Brooks). "You know sir," Cargill tells the president, "when you made me head of the EPA, you were applauded for appointing one of the most successful men in America to the least successful agency in government. And why did I take the job? Because I'm a rich man who wanted to give something back. Not the money, but something." That "something" is a devil's plan to contain the disaster. As the fates of Springfield and the world hang in the balance, Homer embarks on a personal odyssey of redemption -- seeking forgiveness from Marge, the reunion of his splintered family, and the salvation of his hometown.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
The Simpsons Movie features excellent animation, a good plot that moves along very well, great gags and awesome voiceovers by the cast. There are so many gags that there's bound to be jokes in this movie that will amuse just about anyone!

The action starts when Lake Springfield is practically destroyed by excessive pollution; and so the town must clean it up. They do! Unfortunately, however, things don't stay that way--and there begins the REAL plot of this film. Homer (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) decides to take on a pig for a house pet. When Marge (voiced by Julie Kavner) casually asks Homer what he's doing with the pig's "leavings;" Homer takes Marge out back and shows her his "silo" full of pig "droppings." Marge isn't too happy; and eventually Homer realizes he MUST get rid of the festering silo. Naturally, where does Homer go to get rid of the silo? Lake Springfield! Once again the lake is unbelievably contaminated.

Russ Cargill (voiced by Albert Brooks) is in charge of the EPA and he sets out to rectify the problem. What happens? Springfield is enwrapped by a huge, impenetrable dome--and then wiped off the map. The residents of Springfield are furious at Homer; and sooner rather than later The Simpsons must flee. They go to Alaska in search of freedom from the infuriated residents of Springfield.

Worse yet, Russ Cargill and President Schwarzenegger (voiced by Harry Shearer) hatch a plan to bomb Springfield so that it will never again pose a problem. This really raises the stakes.

From here the plot can go anywhere. What will Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie do? Will they stay in Alaska where it's safe or will they return to Springfield to try to rescue the people there from being killed by the bomb?
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Look Out, He Is a Spider-Pig." October 4, 2007
It was a movie that was nearly two-decades in the making. The creators and writers said they wanted to make sure that when they brought America's favorite prime time animated family to the big screen that it would be done right. Many past writers were brought back to flesh out the story and enliven the characters. Most of it was done under a veil of secrecy. Over 150 different drafts were written and copies of scripts were shredded after each scene was taped. It was a massive undertaking, but for a show that has grown to include a massive cast of secondary characters it had to be that way. And for the most part, the efforts to create THE SIMPSONS MOVIE were a success.

In THE SIMPSONS MOVIE, Homer almost single handedly destroys Springfield while also threatening the existence of life on the rest of the planet. Things start off simply enough with a Green Day concert that turns into a disaster. Then the next day at church Grampa Simpson makes a prophecy of doom that seems to be a message sent by God. Marge believes the message and tries to decipher the meaning while everyone else thinks Grampa was just rambling like the old man he is. Lisa finds love with a new boy named Colin who shares the same passions as she does. Meanwhile, Homer dares Bart to skateboard naked to Krusty Burger and Bart bares his "doodle" for the whole world to see. It turns out to be the most embarrassing moment of Bart's life. He starts to view Homer in a negative light and see Ned Flanders as the kind, loving, and caring father that he is. Later, Homer saves a pig from being slaughtered by Krusty and names him Spider-Pig.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Departure from strip format, but still good January 5, 2008
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In the TV series, what you've got is something of a linear main-plot with a lot of sub- and mini-plots interwoven. And those plots revolve around the humor and comedy, kind of like the plot revolves around the sex in an x-rated movie-not that I would know, but just based on what I've heard. Anyway, this movie does not reflect this strip cartoon structure, which is actually the kind of material that Matt Groening started off doing. Anybody remember Life Is Hell comics? So with The simpsons movie what you've got is the reverse: more of a dominant main linear plot, with the comedy revolving around it much more than what you've got in the TV series. And this makes sense for a feature-length film, otherwise why make one, right?
Also, remember the film The Adams Family? A lot of people got caught up on the fact that it seemed choppy. It seemed choppy because they tried to do a strip cartoon format (TAF started off as a strip cartoon) with a full-length feature. It works fine for something short, like say 30 minutes or under, but can tire and confuse the audience if they get a solid hour and a half of it, and I think the makers of this film took that into consideration as they put together a film somewhat more plot-driven than its TV counterpart.
In a nutshell, they had to slow things down a little bit in order to work in a story line that was clear enough to keep the audience focused on the movie for the entire time. But there's a lot that's funny in this movie, typical Simpson's stuff, along with one or two things that they probably wouldn't even put on prime time. Plus it's just cool to see a movie and have it be The Simpsons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny for all ages!
This is a great movie for the whole family and you should watch it!
Published 4 days ago by Savannah
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
I guess it's not a bad movie. Was kinda all right to watch. I'm not a fan of Simpsons that's for sure.
Published 29 days ago by 1337
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
The picture shook throughout the whole movie. Very poor quality. I bought it, didn't rent it. We were very disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by maureen frasor
3.0 out of 5 stars simpsons
grand sons have watched all seasons of the tv show, figured i'd start them on the movie. they watched it friday night movie night at home and loved it.
Published 2 months ago by Rose A. Esposito
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
Unlike some tv shows made into a movie, "The Simpsons Movie" stays true to the show. It's like watching a long episode of one of the shows. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ann Sherry
2.0 out of 5 stars Basically A Drawn-Out Simpsons Television Episode
Though I never was a fan of The Simpsons television show, my girlfriend is, and I got the movie for her to watch. Unfortunately neither of us much enjoyed it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Long Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
My kids and I watch this movie over and over and it never gets old! Fun for any fan of the TV show!
Published 2 months ago by Cari L. Vaughn
3.0 out of 5 stars Rating
I hate how Amazon ships the merchandize one orders. That is the reason for the three star. Delivered to the post office and then you have to wait the next day or two to get your... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jimmy Hostetler
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of funnies!
It's funny and full of adventure. It keeps you laughing! Bart and Homer are so funny all throughout the movie.
Published 3 months ago by caden wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok
This film was ok .......I thought it could have used more funny moments and no nude shots of a boy
Published 4 months ago by quesirasira
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French language (what version)
Well, dubs are never as good as the real thing. Why not watch it with French subtitles? :D
Nov 29, 2007 by Melian Daily |  See all 4 posts
Bonus features? Collector's Edition?
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Do we think that we need double-dipped editions? NO THX! Quite happy with this only edition n it's enough! (tired with double-dipped scams)btw, no DTS maybe?double-dipped edition just want to... Read More
Oct 10, 2007 by Kwok Andrew Wijaya |  See all 9 posts
blu-ray or standard dvd?
It's wrong that high definition doesn't matter that much with cartoons - actually, you can tell the difference even more with cartoons on Blu-Ray over standard DVD, because it's a cartoon, all the lines look crisper and the colors are brighter. Cartoons in HD are great!
Nov 19, 2007 by E. Chennell |  See all 4 posts
The next Simpsons DVD coming up...
I was a bit disappointed that the "Simpsons Movie" was released in lieu of the season 11 set, especially since it's taking a long time as it is to get these released. I'm sort of hoping seasons 11, 12 & 13 will be released in 2008. Probably just wishful thinking, but it would sure be...
Dec 15, 2007 by Andy Radke |  See all 5 posts
Missing Insert?
Mr. Keith Bluebaum, the guy/gal that originally posted his/her comments had a valid complaint about the insert. When was the last time you purchased a big time movie and it had nothing inside the case except the disc? When I opened mine, I was wondering if they forgot the inserts as well. This... Read More
Dec 21, 2007 by Kevin |  See all 8 posts
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