The Willoughbys

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An appealing animated adventure whose silliness is anchored in genuine emotion, The Willoughbys offers fanciful fun the entire family can enjoy.

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Neglected by their parents, four old-fashioned siblings venture out into the modern world with their new nanny.

Cast & Crew

Will Forte
Tim Willoughby
Voice
Maya Rudolph
Nanny
Voice
Alessia Cara
Jane Willoughby
Voice
Terry Crews
Commander Melanoff
Voice
Martin Short
The Father
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Jane Krakowski
The Mother
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Ricky Gervais
The Cat
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Kris Pearn
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All Critics (63) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (57) | Rotten (6)

  • Though the film-makers are indebted to Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket - and pay musical homage to Mark Mothersbaugh's work on The Royal Tenenbaums - they find their own voice, when it counts.

    April 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The Willoughbys, both the movie and the family, sneak up on you in the most welcome of ways.

    April 24, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • Though it tends to feel disjointed as a whole, "The Willoughbys" thrives when it embraces its grim plot and lets mischief reign.

    April 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There's a lot going on in The Willoughbys, yet if you can get on board with its manic energy and accelerated plotting, the Netflix animated family comedy-adventure has an oddball charm that works surprisingly well.

    April 23, 2020 | Full Review…
  • For all its candy-colored silliness, The Willoughbys is a surprisingly sweet story about chosen families.

    April 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's that sort of smart charm that pulls the film forward even when it temporarily falters, keeping up the good cheer until it eventually embraces the kind of feel-good storylines it rejects early on.

    April 22, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

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