I’ve been a fan of the dysfunctional yet grounded Belcher family since its inception way back in 2011. Bob is always the nervous Gen X’er trying to survive with his failing family restaurant. Linda is the very hyper and positive mom who does everything in her power to keep the family afloat. Louise is the one with the tough exterior but with the biggest insecurities lying deep inside of her. Gene always has problems channeling what he feels so he expresses it through his art, which in this case is his music. Finally Tina is incredibly boy crazy and severely doing her best to fit in and deal with her anxieties.
What makes Bob’s Burgers resonate so profoundly with so many people, beyond the gags and the dry humor, is how relatable the struggles they face by being a low middle class family. Going beyond financial woes, there’s a lot of elements that appeal to a wide array of people such as family issues, interpersonal dramas, and slight existential dread.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐛’𝐬 𝐁𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞 feels like a longer episode, but very well crafted. The core characters have their arcs and their issues they have to overcome over the course of the slick running time. It’s hilarious, the humor is on point and in line with classic dry Bob’s Burgers comedy. The story, for fans, will be a little predictable and you’ll be able to pinpoint how it’s going to conclude.
The film will appeal heavily to fans and general audiences will enjoy a lot of it. There’s some deep cuts that reference episodes from the actual show, so there will be some jokes that’ll pass by some movie goers. But it’s a beautiful and artisanal burger of a movie.
The animation is a huge step up from the show. Utilizing shadows, very detailed animation and slick backgrounds, it creates a truly justifiable cinematic experience. This is an animated movie. And it feels as such. The higher budget is very well utilized. Music sequences come back and are expertly done, with the most complex choreography you’ve ever seen out of the series.
If you’re a fan, you must see this in theaters, but everyone will find a character to relate to in this beautiful film.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie is available in theaters May 27.