Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Home, Where the Heart Is


I absolutely loved Home -- I mean, what's not to love? First up, there's Jim Parsons as Oh, the Boov who doesn't seem to ever have things going his way. His fellow Boov are too busy doing gosh-knows-what and Oh just wants to throw a party! If there's anybody who's know a thing or two about not being able to fit in with social norms, that would most probably be the guy who plays Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory, right?

The Boov invade Earth to try and get away from the Borg who's been chasing them and blowing up half the galaxy. Thier kind of invasion is a more peaceful kind, where they just well, abduct people and place them in human settlement areas. In the process, the separate Tip from her mom. The preteen, played by my girl Riri (that's Rihanna for the rest of you), vows to find her mom (voiced by Jennifer Lopez) and in the process bumps into Oh. They go on a mission, first with different agendas, but eventually pull together towards a common goal.

The dialogues are funny, especially the exchanges between the two where Tip explains to the alien life form how things work in the human world. Oh's clueless demeanor is endearing rather than annoying, Jim plays him perfectly. Tip is a pretty cool role model for girls too, because she's tough and independent -- you'd need to be when you find yourself the only human left in the streets.      

By the way: there are some touching moments too, so you just might want to bring a hanky or a few tissues. It's about making friends no matter how different you are, and well, that there really is a Home for each and every one of us. Now where can I find my own Slushious?

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