The Nut Job Movie: A Nutty take on Sharing

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by

We were provided with tickets to the advanced screening of The Nut Job from
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to share with families Open Road Films that we think your family may enjoy.


Do your children not share? Do they always want everything to themselves?


About The Nut Job movie

In the animated 3D, “The Nut Job” is an action-packed comedy that follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, who must plan a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, Buddy, he will assemble a ragtag crew to help him get inside – and take them on a fun-filled adventure they’ll never forget.


The Nut Job was a fun silly movie with loveable characters.

The Nut Job was a fun silly movie with loveable characters.

My children and I went to see The Nut Job movie. The movie starts off with two characters, Surly and his best buddy, appropriately named “Buddy”, a nice rat, who doesn’t talk. Together Surly and Buddy do everything. The animals of the park want Surly to share everything he finds and split it with them. Surly feels like a loner, an independent squirrel that only cares about himself. He doesn’t feel as though he should share. During the movie you will also meet other loveable characters: Greyson, the squirrel who is given the title of “hero” because of everything he has done for the park animals and Andie, a female squirrel who can take care of herself but Greyson doesn’t think so. Surly gets banished from The Park and has to learn how to find food in the city the hard way. While Greyson and Andie search for enough food for the many park animals.


Why I liked The Nut Job movie

  • There were goofy bathroom jokes not over your child’s head.
  • No double meaning jokes (of that I saw).
  • The Nut Job had a good theme for children between the ages of 2-8 (and maybe older).
  • Sharing makes you feel good.
  • Having friends and being nice to people is good, always give a helping hand.
  • The music in The Nut Job included my children’s favorite song and dance by Psy’s Gangdam Style.
  • Remember to stay through the credits it’s a fun one!
  • It shows us that telling the truth is important and sometimes telling the truth is hard to do.
  • We liked the 3D version it was like we could catch the popcorn part in our hands (you’ll see ;) )


Surly shows us that even though one may be able to do somethings by yourself doesn’t mean you’ll be able to do everything by yourself. Remember to always lend a hand and help someone if you can because you may need the helping hand in return. Pushing people away will leave you alone and scared. He shows us that sharing makes us happy and the more we share the more better we will feel about ourselves. It’s nice to see someone else happy.

Go see The Nut Job with the kids, we know you’ll love it as much as we did. The Nut Job movies comes to theaters Friday, January 17th, 2014!



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In full disclosure, we were provided with tickets to the advanced screening of The Nut Job to make our review possible. As always, our opinions are honest and based on our own experiences with the movie.


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