This movie may not be the most original, but a great voice cast, good animation, and a good amount of humor make "Over the Hedge" a forgotten gem in the Dreamworks canon. Perhaps the reason that this movie has become so forgotten is the fact that the story is so unoriginal. It tells the story about a con-artist racoon that gets in trouble with a bear when a hustle goes awry. The bear gives him a week to repay him or else the bear will kill him. He then cons a family of woodland creatures into stealing food for him to repay the bear without telling the family his true intentions. He develops feelings for the family and turns from heartless con-artist to part of a family. we have seen stories like this all the time. "Over the Hedge" does little to make it more memorable or impactful than other stories similar to it about finding family in unlikely places. However, this movie has some good animation, great voice acting, and some funny moments that all make it very enjoyable to watch. Granted there is a little pessimism about humans and our consumerist attitudes, but there are some fair points made. There is a lot of depicting humans as strictly eating junk food, which is not entirely the case, especially in suburbia there are households with fruits and vegetables, so it is a bit weird that the animals seem to only find and steal junk food. This movie has fun characters and they have some good chemistry. The voice talent is phenomenal with too many contributors to name. The action sequences are fun as well. This movie may not be on the Mount Rushmore of great animation, but it is a fun, short movie that can easily entertain the family for 90 minutes. Overall,I give this movie a 7/10.