Actors: Nancy Cartwright, EJ Daily, Bruce Willis, TIm Curry, Melanie Chartoff
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Rugrats Go Wild|
|The Pickles/Finster/DeVille clans (known as the Rugrats and their parents) are going for a much needed multi-family vacation courtesy of Stu Pickles. He has signed them all up for a cruise in the tropics. The group is not pleased to find that instead of sailing aboard a luxury cruise ship he has rented a rusted old boat without any of the amenities they were planning on. The boat is submerged by a tidal wave and when it bobs to the surface it is upside down. The families scramble to emerge through the bottom of the boat and then onto a life raft. Angelica Pickles breaks into a chorus of "There's Got To Be A Morning After" as they flounder in the ocean.
The next morning they wash ashore on a tropical island that is seemingly deserted and they set out to make the best of the situation until they might be rescued. Little do they realize that Nigel Thornberry (Strawberry according to Tommy Pickles (Daily)) and his family are exploring the other side of the island in search of an elusive and rare leopard. Eventually the children of each family make contact with one another and friendships are formed between Chuckie Finster (Cartwright) and Donnie (Flea) as well as Debbie Thornberry and Angelica. Eliza Thornberry has a magical Doolittle-like ability to talk to animals. Spike the dog (Willis) is happy to be understood for the first time.
The kids are chased by the rare leopard, but manage to escape to an underground cave. The parents are setting up huts and gathering food when they discover Marianne Thornberry filming on the beach. The castaways are overjoyed to be rescued until it is learned that 4 year-old Angelica Pickles is piloting a submersible craft and the Thornberry's trailer is at the bottom of the lagoon. With a lot of cooperation and a radio fashioned from a coconut the families are able to solve the problems and get aboard the cruise ship they wanted in the first place. This Rugrats film has a cute soundtrack and is nonstop adventure for young children who are fans of the Nickelodeon series.
--David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
If a cartoon...
- animated cartoon
Wandering in wilderness
Kind of comedy
- babies/animals talking
How much humor v. drama
- Nearly all humor
- stranded on island
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) average
- White (American)
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long straight
- (woman) average
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- a fight for survival
- lost at sea
- food/shelter preoccupation
- on vacation
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
If lots of song/dance...
- lot of singing
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 5-10
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Modern rock/pop
Is this movie based on a
- TV show
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