An­i­mated hol­i­days real deal

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

Reynolds (right) has joked that his fam­ily hol­i­days as a youth were al­ways sort of a ter­ri­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The Cana­dian ac­tor and ac­tress Emma Stone lend their voices to Dream­Works’ school hol­i­day an­i­mated fea­ture The Croods. The com­edy fol­lows a fam­ily of cave­men who go on a road trip to­gether. Reynolds says his own fam­ily’s hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ences were strik­ingly sim­i­lar to The Croods. ‘‘Ev­ery road trip we took as kids was straight-up blood­shed,’’ he says. ‘‘I have three older brothers, one’s a cop, my dad was a cop. I mean, it was just like a mov­ing Ir­ish mob kind of mak­ing its way south to­wards Dis­ney­land, and it was al­ways sort of a ter­ri­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.’’ An­other fond me­mory of Reynolds’ was when some­one spe­cial crafted a gift for him. ‘‘Some­body made a book for me on my birth­day. It was kind of in­cred­i­ble,’’ he says. ‘‘They con­tacted ev­ery­one from sec­ond grade to now through my life, and they all wrote a lit­tle short story or some­thing. That made me fall over. That’s the best gift I think I’ve ever been given.’’

opens to­day.

Belt the sloth (voiced by Chris San­ders), Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) and Eep (voiced by Emma Stone) in a scene from

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.