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The Mitchells vs The Machines ★★★★

By May 9, 2021May 11th, 2021Backstage Pass

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES – (L-R) Maya Rudolph as “Linda Mitchell”, Abbi Jacobson as “Katie Mitchell”, Mike Rianda as “Aaron Mitchell”, Doug the Pug as “Monchi” and Danny McBride as “Rick Mitchell”. Cr: Netflix / © 2021

Hi Carl and hi everyone out there, tonight I’m going to talk about the Netflix family film everyone’s talking about, “The Mitchell’s vs the Machines.”

We are introduced to Katie Mitchell, a highly creative self-proclaimed film nerd played by Abbi Jacobson); she can’t wait to get to college to be part of a community of people who actually understand her.
She and her dad (Danny McBride) just don’t seem to see eye-to-eye.

Mom Linda (Maya Rudolph) tries to keep the peace, while kid brother Aaron (voiced by director Michael Rianda) is happy as long as dinosaurs are involved.

Clip: Wait, the last humans must be here somewhere. We’re the Mitchell’s the only people that can save the world.

Dad decides to take the family on a cross-country family road trip to take Katie to college as a way to enjoy some family bonding time. They had no idea the adventure they were about to encounter.

Clip: Let me introduce myself; I’m Katie Mitchell; my parents haven’t figured me out yet. My little brother is also weird.

The Bottomline: I’m way in, “The Mitchell’s vs the Machines” has impressive colorful graphics, it’s packed full of endless creative energy, that asks the question, ]“How are we supposed to communicate with each other if we’re all on our phones nonstop?”

Thanks so much for listening in tonight; this is Sarah Knight Adamson, your Film and TV critic, and I’ll see you next week.

Sarah Knight Adamson@ May 9, 2021