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  • Writer's pictureStephen Yanni

Home (2015) - Boov-tiful Friendship: A Journey to Remember

Updated: Apr 9

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐(5/5 stars)

Released 03-27-2015

Watched 03-29-2024

Reviewed 04-06-2024

Watched on Peacock

"When the other Boov's said, "Oh!" I knew they were not happy to see me. The truth is that among the Boov, I do not fit in - I fit out."

"Home" (2015) is a cinematic gem that captured my heart from start to finish. Directed by Tim Johnson and based on Adam Rex's book "The True Meaning of Smekday," this animated adventure transcends age boundaries, delivering a profound message wrapped in layers of humor, heart, and vibrant visuals.

Set in a world overrun by Boov, a quirky alien race on the run from their enemies, the Gorg, the film follows the misadventures of Oh, a lovable Boov voiced by Jim Parsons, and Tip, a courageous human girl voiced by Rihanna. What begins as an unlikely alliance quickly blossoms into a beautiful friendship as they embark on a journey to find Tip's lost mother and save humanity in the process.

The animation in "Home" is nothing short of breathtaking. From the whimsical designs of the Boov technology to the stunning landscapes of Earth, every frame bursts with color and imagination, immersing viewers in a visually captivating experience. The attention to detail is remarkable, and each character's expressions are rendered with such depth and emotion that it's impossible not to become fully invested in their journey.

However, what truly sets "Home" apart is its heartfelt storytelling. Beneath its sci-fi facade lies a touching exploration of themes such as friendship, family, and acceptance. Oh and Tip's unlikely bond serves as the emotional core of the film, teaching valuable lessons about empathy, understanding, and the power of human connection. Their journey is filled with laughter, tears, and moments of genuine warmth that resonate long after the credits roll.

Moreover, the voice acting is exceptional across the board. Jim Parsons infuses Oh with infectious energy and humor, while Rihanna brings a perfect blend of sass and vulnerability to Tip. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable, elevating their dynamic from mere companions to kindred spirits on a shared quest for belonging.

In conclusion, "Home" is a cinematic triumph that appeals to audiences of all ages. With its stunning animation, heartfelt storytelling, and memorable characters, it's a film that will leave you laughing, crying, and ultimately inspired. Whether you're a child or a child at heart, "Home" is an enchanting journey that reminds us of the true meaning of family and the importance of finding our place in the world. Truly deserving of five stars, this is a movie that deserves a special spot in everyone's movie collection.


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