Amy Poehler watches a new flm every Thanksgiving

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 March 2014
Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler watches a new film with her kids every Thanksgiving and is planning viewing 'Free Birds' this year, while her co-star Woody Harrelson admits the comedy is becoming a favourite for his youngest kid

Amy Poehler watches a new film with her kids every Thanksgiving.

The 42-year-old actress - who has five-year-old son Archibald and three-year-old Abel with actor Will Arnett - celebrated the last festive holiday, which fell November 28, while watching 1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' and has already started planning what the children will watch this year.

She said: "Well I started a new thing with my kids that we would watch a movie on thanksgiving that we've never seen before. That's always fun to show your kids movies they've never seen. Last year we watched the original 'Willie Wonka' on Thanksgiving, which is great. And so maybe this year we will watch 'Free Birds'."

The actress voices Jenny, a turkey, in 2013's 'Free Birds' and where she stars alongside Woody Harrelson who plays fellow bird Reggie.

Harrelson - who has daughters 20-year-old Deni, 17-year-old Zoe and seven-year-old Makani with Laura Louie - insists the animated comedy has become a favourite for his youngest child.

He added: "This the first movie I've done that my kids can watch, so uh ... even the 20-year-old. The weird thing was the other day I was with my seven-year-old rascal, Makani and asked her what her favourite movie was, not tryna lead her toward anything but really wanting to know and she goes 'Free Bird!' "

'Free Birds' is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download in the UK on March 24.

Free Birds

  • 1 star
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jimmy Hayward
  • Cast: Voices of: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
  • UK release: 29 November 2013

When timid turkey Reggie (Wilson) escapes being eaten, manic Jake (Harrelson) lures him into a plot to stop turkeys from being eaten for Thanksgiving. Irrelevant product placements, bland animation, a dull script, a wasted cast and a lack of humour, pathos and narrative skill make this a turkey on every level.

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