The Rugrats Movie (1998) Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Melanie Chartoff Movie Review

The Rugrats Movie (1998)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The Rugrats Movie (1998)

Noisy Rugrats

Tommy Pickles doesn't realise it but as an only child he has had it good as his parent's focus has been solely on him. But life is about to change for Tommy when his loud and demanding baby brother Dil is born and bow Tommy along with his friends Chuckie, Phil and Lil must deal with the interloper. That is when the twins Phil and Lil come up with the plan to take Dil back to the "hop-sickle".

At some point back in the late 90s I was dating someone who despite not being a child like the Rugrats, I didn't understand why at the time as frankly it looked like childish nonsense. But recently I found myself taking the Rugrat plunge and watched "The Rugrats Movie", well at 79 minutes it wasn't too long. What "The Rugrats Movie" was loud, very loud and in truth not what I expected as some of it was quite clever, well the lyrics to certain songs were amusing and seemed aimed at a grown up audience rather than the children I thought it was for which explains why that girlfriend back in the 90s enjoyed it.

The thing is that whilst noisy and amusing "The Rugrats Movie" is basically a series of escapades for Tommy and the gang as they try to deal with Dil. They also find themselves with some escaped circus monkeys to contend with to add to the series of escapades. But that is it and is absolutely fine for the young audience who will enjoy the noise and comedy. Although I have to say that when Tommy starts feeling abandoned because of his baby brother I almost she a tear, that is until the noise started again.

What this all boils down to is that "The Rugrats Movie" tries to entertain both children and adults with lots of noise and visual humour for the children whilst adults have the amusing dialogue and some clever lyrics to keep them entertained.