This time they add a dose of Disney philosophy to the Pixar formula. The spirited heroine is Merida, a spunky and self reliant girl with flaming red hair. She is a princess of course, as Disney requires in such stories.
Her father rules a kingdom in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The plot thickens when she comes of age and her mother insists she choose a husband from a sorry group of suitors.
She defies her mother and flees into the forest. There she encounters strange forces, a grizzled old witch and magic creatures in the classic Disney tradition. Merida buys a spell from the witch to change her mother's mind. The many wild and unexpected consequences of the spell drive the rollicking action that follows.
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There are some nice reflective moments from Carell and company, marked with some great old songs and nary an explosion or vampire in sight.
"Seeking" starts out as satire but loses its edge to please its audience, even if the "happily ever after" is only for a few hours.
JOHN DEPKO is a retired senior investigator for the Orange County public defender's office. He lives in Costa Mesa and works as a licensed private investigator.