Wes Anderson has become one of the most praised directors of our time. His newest movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, is a seemingly groundbreaking stop-motion animated film for all ages. OK, so it is pretty groundbreaking. The animation truly is amazing. But first /i want to focus on the storyline. It's about a wily fox who decides to leave his peaceful life and embrace his true animalistic nature. The story, which is based on the book by Roald Dahl, is absorbing, fresh, and occasionally touching. For instance, Mr. Fox mends his ways at the end of the film, telling his family that he will always be there for them. It's nice to have a family film that actually embraces tough topics like family disfunction for once. Unfortunatly, it's hard to focus on that when the rest of the movie relies on goofy situations and characters. That's fine of course, but I kind of wish it stuck with one aspect. As mentioned, the animation is superb. It's simple, but it's also inviting and fresh. The voice acting is good too. The problem is, Fantastic Mr. Fox seems like it wants to say something, but winds up just being a chaotic family film with more for adults than for kids. Keep this in mind before you rent or buy it. Content issues are most noticable in the alcohol section. Mr. Fox and his friends down cider mixed with beer, wine, and whiskey. Two characters smoke. There is also some mild violence to report.