1 hour, 47 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for rude humor, language, action and smoking.
Added DVD Features: 10 Deleted Scenes and Meet the Real Creatures of Dirt!; PLUS Closed Caption.
Featuring the voices of:
Johnny Depp ...
Rango / Lars
Isla Fisher ...
Abigail Breslin ...
Ned Beatty ...
Alfred Molina ...
Bill Nighy ...
Stephen Root ...
Harry Dean Stanton ...
Ray Winstone ...
Timothy Olyphant ...
Spirit of the West
| The story involves a pet chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) who fancies himself an actor who idles away his hours in a terrarium, performing skits with a headless plastic doll and a palm tree. When his owner's car narrowly
dodges the path of a tractor trailer, his glass case is thrown from the
backseat, shattering across a steamy desert landscape. Suddenly
unleashed into the outside world for the first time, the lizard takes
the advice of a half-splattered armadillo (Alfred Molina) and travels
across the sands until he meets the feisty, headstrong Beans (Isla
Fisher), an iguana struggling to save her dead daddy's ranch from being
sold. Her hometown of Dirt, a bone-dry remnant of the past, is currently
having a serious water shortage problem. The lizard, seeing this as his
chance to play one of the fictional roles he's only ever acted for
himself, sweeps in and takes command as a tough, seasoned, gun-toting
lawman. Calling himself Rango (he gets the name from the words on the
side of a cactus juice container) he quickly takes on the role of Dirt's
new sheriff without really knowing the first thing about running a town.
As Rango struggles to keep up the charade, he is soon front and center in
an investigation to find out who is behind a dwindling water supply
that, if not remedied, could spell extinction for all the residents. Director Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") has made a stunningly animated, ridiculously entertaining movie, full of
wonder and delight. It's probably the first picture this year that will still be remembered next year, and that's no small feat.