Starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Sam Neill
OUR RATING: ★★★½
Live action animated comedy directed and co-written by Will Gluck. Peter Rabbit centers on the mischievous Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden). Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover, Bea (Rose Byrne), who lives next door.
The Narrator: Once upon a time in a beautiful wood there lived a rabbit named Peter with a blue jacket and no pants.
Bea: Rabbits are generous, honest, pure graceful creatures.
Badger: Blue jacket, no pants, you must be Peter Rabbit.
Peter Rabbit: Yeah, that’s right.
Benjamin: Peter, are you sure you know what you’re doing?
Peter Rabbit: Never stopped me before.
Peter Rabbit: [to the animals] Come on, we’ve got the garden. Help yourself to anything.
[referring to the fox]
Peter Rabbit: Wait. Didn’t you try to eat me? Show me your teeth? Do like a… Go like…
[he growls like a fox and the fox growls back]
Peter Rabbit: It was you! I knew it. How are you? So good to see you.
Hedgehog: [as they are all partying in McGregor’s house] Oh, yeah. Now it’s a party.
Peter Rabbit: I can’t think of one thing that could possibly stop our fun.
Rabbit: McGregor is coming! Everyone hide!
[all the animals hide, we see McGregor enter his house and see it in total disarray]
Peter Rabbit: This is only the beginning.
Peter Rabbit: [crossing the road, Felix, the deer, stops to stare an approaching car’s headlights] Felix blink. Blink!
Peter Rabbit: [referring to McGregor] It looks like there’s a new owner. This guy, who does he think he is? This is our land!
Bea: [to Peter and the other animals] Checking on our new neighbor. I’ll explain it to him, we all share our land around here.
Bea: Hello, I’m Bea.
Thomas McGregor: Thomas McGregor.
Bea: These gates are incredibly sturdy.
Thomas McGregor: I just need to keep the wildlife out where they belong.
Bea: You’re joking, right?
Thomas McGregor: Yes. They’re angels. This is their place.
Peter Rabbit: [as they watch McGregor and Bea on date] Okay, so he’s tricked her. There’s only one way out of this. He’s got to go.
Thomas McGregor: Did you know they set traps in my bed?
Bea: These are rabbits! They wouldn’t hurt anyone.
Thomas McGregor: In London we find vermin and we exterminate them.
Thomas McGregor: I have a vermin problem.
Store Clerk: An electric fence will keep them out.
Flopsy: [referring to the electrocuted fencing] What happens if we touch it?
Pigling Bland: We’re about to find out.
Peter Rabbit: No, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, stop!
[Mrs. Tiggywinkle bites on the fencing and gets electrocuted, her dress comes off]
Mrs. Tiggywinkle: Look away!
Peter Rabbit: This is our ancestors land, it’s time to get our garden back. We’re going to need everyone.
Peter Rabbit: Come on, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail.
Bea: [to McGregor] to Rabbits are perfect creatures. You’ll grow to love them.
Thomas McGregor: [to Peter] Things are not going to end well for you.
Peter Rabbit: No guts, no glory.
Peter Rabbit: [referring to McGregor] It’s time to bring the fight to him.
Bea: [referring to Peter] Would you like to have a hold? Aren’t you boys getting along perfectly?
Bea: [we see McGregor and Peter fighting] Thomas.
[Bea finds them looking friendly as McGregor reads to Peter]
Thomas McGregor: And that’s what separates us from the French.
Peter Rabbit: [hiding under a moving car] Our natural rabbits pace should be able to keep up with… Oh!
[they all get thrown off the car]
Peter Rabbit: Do you know what, that would never have worked.
Thomas McGregor: You’re mine now, rabbit.