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Synopsis

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney-Pixar's "Onward" introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Cast

  • Tom Holland
  • Chris Pratt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Mel Rodriguez
  • Kyle Bornheimer
  • Lena Waithe
  • Ali Wong
  • Grey Griffin
  • Tracey Ullman

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Trivia

  • According to director Dan Scanlon, who lost his father at a very young age, the film is inspired by the question he's always asked: "who was my father? The story is set in a world with no humans. Elves, trolls, sprites, and "anything that would be on the side of a van in the '70s," exist in this world, said the director. "In the film, we're going to tell the story of two teenage elf brothers whose father died when they were too young to remember him. But thanks to the little magic still left in the world, the boys embark on a quest that will allow them a chance to spend one last magical day with their father."
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Goofs

  • Ian comes home from school with a clean face after getting ink on it at school.
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Quotes

    • Laurel Lightfoot: Barley, if you don't get your soldiers out of my land, our kingdoms will be at war!
    • Barley Lightfoot: Sorry, mom!
    • Laurel Lightfoot: I swear this is the longest gap year ever.
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#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#familyfriendly
#great
#inspiring
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#heartpounding

My daughter and I loved it, she cried throughout most of the movie and she is 25 years old. Beautiful story!!!

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Ana Maria S
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#original
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Pixar finally comes back to creating original stories, of which they are best at. As an older brother myself this film seems to hit the right places and give me the feels. This film is very entertaining and never boring. It can also be viewed a second time to pull apart the many deep themes and messages within it. Though not the best Pixar movie, it deserves to be seen.

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Kelton J

Metacritic

70
Feb 21, 2020

Onward’s ups and downs suggest these probably are less magical times at Pixar. But that doesn’t mean with enough hard work or concentration — or maybe just following your gut — that the magic can’t come back, if only for a little while.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
60
Feb 21, 2020

It lacks infectious magic. Any promise of originality fueled early on by the amusing sight of unicorns sniffing through suburban trash quickly dissipates as the siblings' journey gets under way, their progress marked by slapstick gags, predictable close shaves, encounters with characters that often feel like plot padding and standard life lessons writ large.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
50
Feb 21, 2020

Burdened with a drab quest narrative and populated by sweet but unmemorable characters, the studio’s 22nd feature still delivers glorious animation and the occasional tear-jerking sequence. But whether it’s the pedestrian design of this mythical realm or the simplistic story of squabbling brothers in search of their long-lost father, Onward never feels like much of an advancement.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily