Hoot Opens Wide: Friday, May 5 Carl Hiaasen is best known for his broadly funny and reliably twisted take on very adult crimes in Florida, but with "Hoot," he took his first stab at catering to young adults. Remember how Woodsy the Owl used to ask children to give a hoot and not pollute? Think of this New Line release as being a feature film version of that wise advice. Logan Lerman plays a tween who moves from Montana to Florida. Initially an outcast, he makes a few friends and discovers the beauty of the wetlands, joining the fight to save some endangered owls. Woodsy would approve. Speaking of Woodsy, are he and Tootsie Pops spokesman Mr. Owl related? If so, how does Woodsy feel about Mr. Owl callously discarding Tootsie Pop wrappers? Perhaps "Hoot" will provide an answer. Even if it doesn't, it's sure to feature a ton of Jimmy Buffet, who produces, acts and contributes music. Read Zap2it's Review
Text by Daniel Fienberg. Photo courtesy of New Line.
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