By Erin Richter
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:03 AM EDT
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B
type
  • Movie

Stuart Little has nothing on the titular, stout-swilling rodent of this twee Irish farce. A bread-delivering Everybloke (a forever fatherly Postlethwaite) returns from the pub and metamorphoses into a white rat, shocking everyone in his suburban Dublin neighborhood except his family. Amid warnings that the labor department will never give unemployment compensation to a rat (”if they let one rat sign on, they’ll all be wanting to sign on”), his shrill wife (Staunton), his priest-to-be son, and his comparatively caring daughter struggle to make room for Daddy under the watchful eye of a supposedly well-meaning journalist. A sharp script and convincing cast give reality and warmth to this Kafka-esque tale.

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type
  • Movie
mpaa
director
  • Steve Barron

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