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Mr. Frog

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Quirky Dutch fantasy comedy has moments of slight peril.

Movie NR 2016 86 minutes
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With its main storyline being a character who has the ability to turn into a frog, this Dutch fantasy adventure (with English subtitles) has hijinks at every turn. But it soon becomes clear that Mr. Franz is not the only character in Mr. Frog who can transform into an animal. Based on a book, this family-friendly movie creates a multi-layered world where the lines between animals and humans are blurred. But the large amount of storylines and themes is where the movie, at times, loses itself -- becoming confusing both in tone and plot.

Mr. Frog's sudden hops (pun intended) from tone to tone and plot to plot might prove difficult for younger viewers to keep track. In addition, some of the characters are also quite flat and underdeveloped. For example, Suzan (Wine Dierickx) is restricted to Mr. Franz's love interest, while Principal Stork comes across as just being mean. But these issues aside, there's no doubt Mr. Frog succeeds in bringing a sense of magic and adventure to proceedings.

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