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Rated PG · 91 minutes · 2013
Just in time for the holidays comes this turgid turkey tale. In case you didn’t know, every year the president of the United States pardons a turkey just before Thanksgiving. It’s one of our more pastoral pastimes, right up there with ceremonial first pitches and Punxsutawney Phil. Owen Wilson is the voice of Reggie, the lucky bird who is spared the chopping block by a smooth-talking, Bill Clinton-esque president. Just as Reggie is settling into the comfy confines of Camp David, he’s bird-napped by radical, far out Jake (voiced by the radical, far out Woody Harrelson). The two turkeys travel by time machine (voiced by the increasingly annoying George Takei) to turkey genocide ground zero: Plymouth, Mass., in 1621. Their mission? To wipe out turkey-as-traditional dinner. Too many cheap gags and even cheaper PETA-approved stabs at symbolism weigh this bloated bird down.
Official Site: freebirdsmovie.com
Director: Jimmy Hayward
Producer: Scott Mosier, Aron Warner, John J. Strauss and David I. Stern
Cast: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Jimmy Hayward, Kaitlyn Maher, Carlos Alazraqui, Carlos Ponce, Danny Carey, Jeff Biancalana and Robert Beltran

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