The Bob’s Burgers Movie Review

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(L-R): Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), Linda Belcher (voiced by John Roberts), Louise Belcher (voiced by Kristen Schaal), Gene Belcher (voiced by Eugene Mirman), and Tina Belcher (voiced by Dan Mintz) in 20th Century Studios' THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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The Belcher Family is taking on their biggest challenge ever: The Box Office. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is bringing in the heat and taking on Hollywood with a zany adventure filled with all the classic Bob’s Burgers elements you’d come to expect from the popular series, as well as a few surprises.

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Fans of the popular series will feel right at home, as the movie stays in its lane narratively, delivering a story that fits right in with the show’s tone, wit, and pacing. While it takes advantage of the big screen pizazz and flash, it doesn’t forget what has made the show so popular and longstanding, giving hardcore fans a fun and entertaining ride that is filling and has all the fixings of a classic Bob’s Burgers adventure.

It all ties back to WonderCon earlier this year, when the cast and crew previewed the film and shared some of the secret ingredients that made Bob’s Burgers so successful. Unlike most sitcoms and ongoing series where the timeline moves forward in a more traditional structure, Bob and the inhabitants of his little world are timeless and focus forever on the here and now.

With the timeline set, time can pass in the real world, while the series can retain a timeless feel that opens the door to focus on more individualized stories and arcs. This is something that gives The Bob’s Burgers Movie an advantage, as it can draw in new fans or casual moviegoers with a standalone story, while also delivering the meat of what hardcore fans would expect in a way that is delicious and worthy of an encore.

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Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) in 20th Century Studios’ THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE. Courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

No previous context or knowledge is required to enjoy this movie, and considering the movie going experience, makes it a lot easier compared to other tent pole franchises that depend on an established intimacy with the IP to be enjoyed. At the same time, The Bob’s Burgers Movie delivers a love letter to the series loyal fans, and a lot of that comes from the devotion and hard work of the cast and crew throughout this production.

The film was produced during the height of the pandemic, and during the same time the show was being produced for Fox. The entire cast worked in isolation for the majority of the project, creating limits and walls that could have detracted from the end quality that one would expect from a big budget project.

Rather than let that discourage them, the entire cast and crew worked towards not only meeting expectations, but surpassing them in ways that are obvious when watching the final product. One of the biggest examples being the surprising musical elements of the film. Yes, The Bob’s Burgers Movie is a musical, filled with ensemble numbers and catchy tunes that are perfectly blended in a way that no pandemic can bring a stop to.

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(L-R): Gene Belcher (voiced by Eugene Mirman), Louise Belcher (voiced by Kristen Schaal), and Tina Belcher (voiced by Dan Mintz) in 20th Century Studios’ THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Big props go to Kristen Schaal, as Louise, who carries the story and is the heart of this movie. Fans get a chance to grow closer to Louise’s insecurities and discover more about her strengths and bravery, pushing the character to new heights and Schaal’s performance really showcases the range that she has to keep you laughing, crying, and singing along throughout it all. Schaal wasn’t in this alone though as the entire ensemble of H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, and Eugene Mirman brings down the house with their hilarious mix of off the wall antics and memorable one liners.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

If you are looking for a fun and delicious adventure, make sure to get your buns to theaters and order up. The Bob’s Burgers Movie delivers. It’s Flippin’ Fantastic, serving up all the laughs and is the musical event of the summer!

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