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Running Time:
1 hour, 35 minutes

Rating: G General Audiences.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A funny and thoughtful family entertainment for audiences of all ages.

Additional Info:
featuring the voices of:
Billy Crystal as Mike
John Goodman as Sullivan
Steve Buscemi as Randy
Helen Mirren as Dean Hardscrabble
Peter Sohn as Squishy (voice)
Joel Murray as Don
Sean Hayes as Terri
Dave Foley as Terry
Charlie Day as Art
Alfred Molina as Prof. Knight

Monsters University

Monsters University is is a prequel to Monsters Inc. It tells the story of how they all  met, at scare school. After visiting the factory on a school field trip as a boy, Mike (voice of Billy Crystal) dreams of becoming a great scarer, even though the odds are always against him. He studies hard, but he never seems to be able to get a break, and then there's the simple fact that he's not scary.

Sully (John Goodman)  waltzes into school, the son of an already-legendary scarer, and simply drifts through his days, convinced that whatever he needs to know is already in his genetic makeup. When the sinister headmistress, Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren), kicks them both out of school after a particularly bad foulup, they team up to enter the "Scare Games." If they win, they'll have a chance to get back into school and become scarers.

However, they need a team for the games, and they are forced to join the biggest bunch of losers on campus, the fraternity of Oozma Kappa, or "OK" for short. Together they enter a series of contests, but, things don't quite turn out as expected, and the movie ends on a truly impressive sequence with Mike and Sully stuck in the real world.

Without spoiling too much, Mike must use his vast knowledge of scare techniques to frighten a group of adults, and the result is like a reverse horror movie, as shown from the inside out. It's absolutely brilliant, both technically and creatively. Credit this to first-time director Dan Scanlon, who had made an independent live-action feature and one non-theatrical Pixar short, before taking on this, his first Pixar feature. Whatever shortcomings Monsters University has is more inherent with the previously-existing material itself, than it is with the writing or filmmaking on this brilliant new one.

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