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A film review
A F I L M R E V I E W

Warm up The Simpsons Movie


By Sarah Grange
1. What is a film
review? THE PLOT
2. Why do you think Springfield’s lake is very polluted by the town’s residents and a state of
people publish film emergency is declared. Lisa decides to do something to save the
reviews? environment with her new Irish boyfriend, Colin.
3. Where can you find But with Homer around everything goes wrong: he adopts a pig and throws
a film review?
the pig’s waste into the lake. The residents of Springfield are furious with the
Simpsons, who move away from the town and attempt to start a new life.
Springfield is in serious danger and our favourite yellow family are the only
ones who can save it.
THE STARS
Nancy Cartwright voices Bart, Dan Castellaneta voices Homer Simpson,
Type of Film: Yeardley Smith voices Lisa Simpson and Julie Kavner voices Marge
animated Simpson.
Film Director: GUEST STARS
David Silverman The actor Tom Hanks and the pop-rock band Green Day.
Music:
Hans Zimmer
FAVOURITE CHARACTERS
Homer is hilarious, Ralph Wiggum is super funny as always. Martin finally reacts
Release date: to Nelson and his
July 26, 2007 (UK) bullying mates, while Millhouse, as usual, can’t attract Lisa’s attention especially
with the Irish boy
Colin on the scene.
HIT OR MISS?
It really is a terrific movie. If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you will love it.
RATING
★★★★★
COMPREHENSION
Glossary
release

goes wrong
lancio (di un disco,
film)
va storto
v 1 Read the review and answer the questions.
1. Who wrote the review?
throws getta
waste escrementi
2. Who’s the film director?
attempt tentano 3. What’s the problem with Springfield lake?
voices dà la voce 4. What does Lisa want to do?
hilarious divertente
5. What’s Lisa’s boyfriend’s name?
attract Lisa’s attirare l’attenzione
attention di Lisa 6. Where does he come from?
terrific straordinario, 7. What does Homer do?
fantastico
rating valutazione 8. Who are Sarah Grange’s favourite characters?
9. Who are the guest stars in the film?
10. What’s Sarah’s overall opinion about the film?
For further information on the world 11. Do you like The Simpsons? Do you usually watch them on TV?
of movies, visit www.IMBd.com 12. What’s your favourite type of film?

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