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CHICKEN RUN CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED

Mel Gibson is a chicken. Well, not really. He is actually the very macho Rocky the Rooster, who literally falls in with Ginger the chicken in her plan to escape the oppressive Tweedy Chicken Farm in England sometime shortly after World War II..
Rocky is an American, a Yank circus celebrity, "the Flying Rooster," according to the circus poster Rocky carries as he one day falls from the sky and into Tweedy Farm.
A "turbulent" romance ensues between Rocky and Ginger as they plan their daring prisoner of war-style escape from the barbed wire confines.
Ginger is played by the familiar voice of Julia Sawalha of "Ab Fab" fame, with Miranda Richardson as the formidable villainess Mrs. Tweedy. The movie, feathers and all, has been soundly embraced by the critic community, called among other things "a movie where very little has gone fowl."
The animation of directors Nick Part and Peter Lord, who received an Academy Award for the 1989 Wallace and Gromit mini-adventures, has only become better – "a funny fable about group effort, stick-to-itivness, and Anglo-American relations."
The film is rated G (first one of those in these parts in a long time).
It is playing at Sunny Isle Theaters.

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