Ealasaid/ April 27, 2002/ Movie Reviews and Features, Uncategorized, Writing

Directed by: Danny DeVito
Starring: Edward Norton, Robin Williams, Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener
Rated: R for profanity, violent humor, sexual situations
Parental Notes: This is a film for older teens and adults. It is aimed at adults, and the sexual and violent humor make it inappropriate for younger people.


During his heyday, Barney the purple dinosaur was beloved of children everywhere, and loathed by a large number of older teens and adults. Danny DeVito’s new film, “Death to Smoochy” plays to that old loathing, giving us a kids’ show host who dresses up like a giant purple rhino and becomes the target of the guy he replaced.
Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) is the eponymous Smoochy. Sweet and na