Referencing many other films in the genre doesn’t make for a very original experience.
Despite a fantastic turn from Gyllenhaal, the film is an unfunny, unsuccessful, elitist spoof about what happens when art and commerce collide, and it’s one that will be lost on most.
Calling the film visionary would seem appropriate, with its flawless animation and unique, wide-eyed look for its main character.
The film accurately portrays what it’s like to be a hardworking woman in a man’s world, and it does so with a goofy grace and playfulness that’s contagious.
The film recalls the heyday of the PG-appropriate adventures from the mid-80s.
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