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Film fans: 'Horton' fun for the whole family

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Horton Hears a Who." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

3 1/2 stars out of 4

This cute animated movie based on a classic Dr. Seuss story is fun for the whole family. Jim Carrey - always animated - makes a great and loveable Horton, trying his best to save the town of Who-ville and get its residents to a safe place. Steve Carell also is a great choice for the town mayor, who finds himself in a very precarious situation.

The humor keeps you laughing, and the tale unfolds in a nice and eventful way. Also, the messages on faithfulness and perseverance are well done, and I think that Dr. Seuss would have enjoyed it himself.

- Cindy Evans, Duluth

3 stars our of 4

This was a wonderful movie and my hands-down favorite of the Dr. Seuss books turned film. The family and I enjoyed the excursion and left with smiles on our faces.

The only problem I had was that the big-name comics voicing the characters didn't deliver on the anticipated humor. These laughs would have propelled the viewer through the slower moments.

Aside from this, the movie does a great job of translating the book's theme and Horton's determination. Spend the money and some quality time with the family and go see this on the big screen.

- Sean Ahern, Buford

3 stars out of 4

This movie was good, and that made me glad. Dr. Seuss would have liked it; he would not have been sad. This was better than the one with the cat in the hat, which was horribly bad and really fell flat. Horton the elephant is a really great guy. He made me laugh; he made me cry. The voices were great, you won't ever forget - from Jim to Steve to Carol Burnett. My kids really liked it, and they laughed a whole lot. They even got a great message from the silly plot. If you are looking for something fun for the whole family to do, then run - don't walk - to "Horton Hears a Who."

- Laurel Grams, Lawrenceville