Hawaii Mom Blog: Storks Movie Review - Now in Theaters!




September 23, 2016

Storks Movie Review - Now in Theaters!

Storks (rated PG) is now in theaters!

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.
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In Storks, Andy Samberg voices Junior, the top delivery stork at Cornerstone, an Amazon-like business of storks that ceased delivering babies in favor of delivering goods to improve their bottom line. Junior is in line to be promoted when his boss, Hunter (Kelsey Grammer),  tasks him with firing the sole human at Cornerstone in order to be promoted.

That human is eighteen-year old Tulip (Katie Crown), the last baby ever made by the company.  Junior is too kind-hearted to fire the accident-prone, but good intentioned Tulip, so he instead assigns her to the mail room, instructing her to never leave. 

However, a baby request letter gets processed, resulting in the "production" of a baby, and  Junior and Tulip start out on a mission to deliver the baby to its family.

The movie jumps between the story of Junior and Tulip to that of a family made up of busy realtor parents (Ty Burell and Jennifer Aniston) and their neglected son, Nate (Anton Starkman).

Nate sent the baby request letter after finding old brochure for the Cornerstone baby delivery service. Nate designs modifications to the family's house to better receive a stork-delivered baby (think giant bulls eye and slide from rooftop to open window). Although his parents believe that the baby delivery service will not come through, they eventually help Nate bring his designs to life, while enjoying the long overdue family-bonding experience.

Storks took a little while to kick into gear, but when Junior and Tulip, with baby in tow, start on their search for the family, the movie gets a substantial boost and a lot of laughs.

Along with the laughs was the message – family, in whatever shape or form, is important.

I was pleasantly surprised by Storks, and my son loved it, as was evident by his constant laughter throughout the movie. 

Thank you to the sponsor for providing screening tickets.

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