Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Shrek Forever After"

Review Summary: Ann loved how the writers threw in lots of grown-up jokes, and Les thoroughly enjoyed himself watching the final Shrek movie.

Plot: As Shrek is going through a mid-life crisis, he turns to Rumpelstiltskin for help, but Shrek soon finds himself tricked and has to race to get back to his old life before it is too late. Runtime 93 minutes.

Director: Mike Mitchell

Writer: William Steig

Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy

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