Flora & Ulysses Review
It is that good, and if you don't enjoy it, you are a heartless monster. Flora & Ulysses Captures the hearts of any nerd kid, young and old
Flora & Ulysses is a Disney+ original based on a children's novel by Kate DiCamillo called Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. DiCamillo has had some of her books adapted before, like The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. However, I think Flora & Ulysses is by far the best adaptations to date for the author.
The movie has a stellar cast and an excellent premise for the whole family to get behind. It follows Flora, a young girl obsessed with comic books and superheroes. The film begins with her referencing Marvel superheroes as she is trying to sell a collection of comic books to a shop owner named Stanlee, played by Bobby Moynihan. Her mom Phyllis played by Alyson Hannigan, is a romance author, while her dad George played by Ben Schwartz, writes and illustrates comics. The creative careers obviously have impacted Flora's personality as we see she has quite an imagination even seeing her father's comic book characters from time to time. However, the biggest thing to note about Flora's family is that her parents are temporally separated, and her dad has given up on his career aspirations after countless rejections and works in a grocery store of sorts instead.
Now let's get into the wacky good stuff that makes this movie great. Ulysses is a squirrel that almost dies until Flora saves him. Nursing him back to health, she forms a bond with and.... Discovers he has superpowers.
Ulysses can comprehend the human language, fly, and communicate through written poetry, where writinghe usually describes his love for his friend Flora or just expresses how hungry he is. Flora hides the squirrel and his abilities mostly but does tell a few characters like her humorous neighbor William. A boy her age that suffers from hysteric blindness proving comical moments. She also confides in her father, but he doesn't believe her until Ulysses flys inside a diner. At this moment, we are introduced to our villain Miller an animal control worker portrayed by Dani Pudi. Miller hunts down Ulysses bringing the family all together in the end for what is a warm-hearted family movie for all ages.
I do not want to give much more away because I genuinely believe everyone should watch this movie on Disney+ right away. It is that good, and if you don't enjoy it, you are a heartless monster. Capturing the hearts of any nerd kid, young and old, I rate this film 10/10. Seriously go watch it!
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