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March 26, 2013

CALLERI: 'The Croods' ambles along to a bright new world, Stone Age style

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Niagara Gazette — Originally, Monty Python’s comic master John Cleese wrote a treatment for a movie to be called “Crood Awakening.” He gets a story credit on “The Croods,” but he lost the chance to make his picture, possibly due to Hollywood’s viper pit way of doing business. Screenwriting credit for the thin tale is given to Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, both of whom also directed.

It’s interesting to think about what Cleese’s film might have looked like, but “The Croods” is still enjoyable fun.

Michael Calleri reviews films for Night and Day. Contact him at moviecolumn@gmail.com.

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