Wallace & Gromit : A Matter of Loaf and Death

Wallace & Gromit : A Matter of Loaf and Death

By Nick Park - 29 min - 2008 (England)
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Wallace & Gromit : A Matter of Loaf and Death
Audience 5+

Synopsis

In this new adventure, Wallace and Gromit have transformed their house into a mill and become bakers. While making their daily deliveries, they meet Piella Bakewell, a former pin-up girl for the Bake-o-Lite company. Wallace is instantly smitten and becomes so devoted to her that he forgets that a serial killer targetting bakers is still on the loose. Fortunately, Gromit remains vigilant and, what is more, he has a suspect in his sights.

Benshi's review
Benshi's review

What fun it is to catch up with Wallace and Gromit again for a caustically witty film featuring madcap inventions, endless twists and plenty of cinematographic references. The film's plot even adopts the norms of a thriller (a series of crimes, an investigation and a final showdown with the baddie) to make the parody all the sharper. Nods are made to films such as Terminator and there is suspense worthy of Hitchcock. The way Wallace and Gromit get ready for a mission brings to mind superheroes and their secret cave containing a whole arsenal of technological gadgets. Even though the formula is familiar, the film still delivers plenty of surprises and the two characters are never where we expect them to be. That is part of Wallace and Gromit's charm, the ability to mix quiet daily life with a dollop of quirky fun (such as the bedroom/mill). This appeal remains intact as a cavalcade of ludicrous inventions are revealed, contraptions that would not even cross the minds of average mortals. The film's enthusiasm for the offbeat is driven by the members of Aardman Animation, a passionate team who bring unique skill and an incomparably quirky poetry to animated cinema.

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Top reasons to watch this film !

  • 1 For the peerless inventiveness and skilled craftsmanship of Aardman Animations
  • 2 For situations that push the boundaries of the preposterous
  • 3 For adventures that drip with humour and spur the imagination
  • 4 To (re)discover the two characters who are standard-bearers of clay animation

Who is it aimed at ?

From age 5.

Themes and topics

Inventions
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