How can you not love any animated kids' film that includes a don't-blink reference to Russ Meyer's 1965
Pat Clifton (wonderfully voiced by Stephen Mangan of Showtime's
When "You're the One," an
Meanwhile, ruthless efficiency expert Edwin Carbunkle (Peter Woodward), hired by SDS' kindly chief executive (
It all intersects at the "You're the One" finals in a clever, action-packed showdown involving Pat and Jess, an armada of Pat-bots, the Greendale townsfolk, the evil Carbunkle and others.
Sure, there are lapses in logic. But nice messaging, some zippy dance moves and a great use of the classic tune "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" end this charming, adult-friendly tale on a high note.
"Postman Pat: The Movie."
MPAA rating: None.
Running time: 1 hour, 27 minutes.