The Bob’s Burgers Movie – Chicago Reader

The cinematic debut of the long-running animated series about a misfit family of restaurateurs brings all the quirks and jokes of the original Bob’s Burgersextending to a length that roughly resembles a perfect medium-rare without flaming into a well-done dry.

Creator Loren Bouchard helms the film, carrying the same offbeat sensibilities fans have come to expect from the series. The actors all reprise their roles, as Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and Linda Belcher (John Roberts) try to save their struggling hamburger from a devastating combination of overdue bank loans and a giant sinkhole containing a scene of long and cold crime that opens just before their entrance. With the – often unsolicited – help of their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Louise (Kristen Schaal) and Gene (Eugene Mirman), the Belchers plan a series of last-ditch efforts to save their shop and even solve a murder.

Bouchard and collaborator Nora Smith write a quick and witty script, leaving few breaths without side jokes and flippant puns. The film’s pacing moves forward, allowing multiple side stories to coalesce into an entertaining conclusion that even viewers new to the series will enjoy, while still leaving plenty of room for inside jokes and plenty of fan service. of mind. PG-13, 102 mins.

Wide theatrical release

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