A Monster in Paris 2011

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(110) IMDb 6.7/10
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A wacky inventor, his camera crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a BIG mistake when let loose in the Professor's laboratory! With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally create Franc, a musical talent of monstrous proportions.With the help of the beautiful but feisty singer Lucille, the team are on a mission to protect their new friend from ...

Starring:
Sean Lennon, Danny Huston
Runtime:
1 hour 26 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

A Monster in Paris

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Action & Adventure, International, Comedy
Director Bibo Bergeron
Starring Sean Lennon, Danny Huston
Supporting actors Jay Harrington, Madeline Zima
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV) TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Jan 2012
Format: DVD
I took my daughter to see this at the cinema and was not disappointed.

The French always have a different slant on films and it was a joy to see an animation with great depth and character that veered away from the old Hollywood formula and in truth, put much of what the American market has to produce, in the shade.

Whilst the film is initially slow to pick up the story, it soon moves at a good pace when the 'monster' (a giant singing flea) comes to life.

The flea is without doubt the star of the film. His magnificent stature and fabulous clothes make him a striking figure. His beautiful singing voice is supplied by the sweetly toned Sean Lennon.

The dance routines between the flea and the female lead are pure joy and the chase scenes are rivetting.

The soundtrack is fabulous and possibly the real selling point behind this film - the CD/download will be well worth investigating.

And finally, the moral behind the film is strong. Without giving much away, the viewer has to ask him/herself, who is the REAL monster of Paris?

All in all, this is a terrific film which pleased both my 11 year old daughter and I on different levels.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sophie on 26 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
Already taken my younger brother to see this twice, and neither of us were disappointed. It was funny, charming, touching and beautifully set. The songs are sung perfectly by the main character, Frank, a giant singing flea(Sean Lennon)and the main female character, Lucille (Vanessa Paradis), and every one of the characters have been given depth and indidviuality and each tie into the plot well. I would recommend this film to anyone, no matter what the age, who wants to see something completely unique and just enjoys watching a feel-good film.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Shoe73 on 7 July 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Fantastic film set in Paris, the story of a singing flea, great music, funny characters, an absolute joy, one of my favourites!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kirsty on 22 Jun 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I love animated films and this one did not disappoint, it is beautifully written and it is very different from the kind of animated films Disney or Pixar usually produce but it was still brilliant in its own little way.

I adore Paris and it made it even better that this film is set around this beautiful city in the 1910's.
I also have to say I fell in love with the 'monster' - this film is perfect if you are looking for something to watch with kids.

A perfect film with a really positive theme that should have got alot more praise and advertising than it did, I can't wait to watch it again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Boyes on 23 July 2012
Format: DVD
Possibly one of the best animated films I have seen in a really long time. Unlike a Pixar or Dreamworks film I find that nothing in this film screams childish. Its good family fun and gets a good laugh! An brilliantly original story and the musical numbers I supremely enjoyed.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Scaroth, Last of the Jagaroth on 11 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
What a smashing film this is! A host of sympathetically drawn characters, a plot that's a little like a blend of Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and some great musical numbers to boot. The film never puts a foot wrong, and is a premier-class experience from beginning to end. C'est magnifique!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarken on 20 July 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The kids and I have watched this loads and listen to the sound track daily too. Beautiful story, fantastic visually. My favorite film in ages. ***** Buy buy buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Larcombe on 21 Jun 2012
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Lovely film which can be enjoyed by all the family. My 7 year old really enjoyed it and I'm sure we will all know the words by heart by the time she moves onto the next film. :)
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