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Movie review: 'The Croods'

BY SANDI DAVIS Published: March 22, 2013

“The Croods” is a visual delight. The animals look like creatures from a lost Dr. Seuss book.

Cage's Grug is every father faced with taking care of a family he loves in dire circumstances.

Stone, who also narrates this tale, is perfect as the young woman who finds the perfect young man, to her father's dismay.

Each family member is unique and funny in his or her own way. Also charming are the animals — from Guy's sloth called “Belt” to other critters who tag along.

The movie is full of surprises. Silly little birds that can eat an animal down to the bones in seconds, beautiful flowers that eat everything but flowers, flying turtles and a multicolored saber-toothed tiger all play big parts in this prehistoric story.

There are a few situations that may scare young children, but for most “The Croods” is a great way to enjoy family time or will make a fun date movie, one you may want to see more than once.

— Sandi Davis