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The Willoughbys (2020)



Critic Consensus: An appealing animated adventure whose silliness is anchored in genuine emotion, The Willoughbys offers fanciful fun the entire family can enjoy.

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Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

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Will Forte
as Tim Willoughby
Alessia Cara
as Jane Willoughby
Terry Crews
as Commander Melanoff
Martin Short
as The Father
Jane Krakowski
as The Mother
Sean Cullen
as Barnaby Twins
Bonnie Riley
as Hippie Mom
Islie Hirvonen
as Perfect Daughter
Robyn Ross
as Real Estate Agent
Fiona Toth
as Travel Agent
Colleen Wheeler
as Social Worker
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All Critics (63) | Top Critics (11)

Though the film-makers are indebted to Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket - and pay musical homage to Mark Mothersbaugh's work on The Royal Tenenbaums - they find their own voice, when it counts.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Willoughbys, both the movie and the family, sneak up on you in the most welcome of ways.

April 23, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Though it tends to feel disjointed as a whole, "The Willoughbys" thrives when it embraces its grim plot and lets mischief reign.

April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a lot going on in The Willoughbys, yet if you can get on board with its manic energy and accelerated plotting, the Netflix animated family comedy-adventure has an oddball charm that works surprisingly well.

April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

For all its candy-colored silliness, The Willoughbys is a surprisingly sweet story about chosen families.

April 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's that sort of smart charm that pulls the film forward even when it temporarily falters, keeping up the good cheer until it eventually embraces the kind of feel-good storylines it rejects early on.

April 22, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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