- 1 hr 30 min
Hoot is a 2006 American family comedy-drama film based on the Carl Hiaasen novel of the same name. The movie stars Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, and Brie Larson in the lead roles. The film is directed by Wil Shriner, and the screenplay is written by Wil Shriner and Carl Hiaasen. The movie is produced by Frank Marshall and Jimmy Buffett. The story revolves around three young teens who take on a mission to protect a group of endangered burrowing owls. The movie begins with Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman), a middle school student who moves to Florida with his parents after his father gets transferred. However, Roy is having a tough time fitting in and is often bullied by the school's athletics team. On his way to school, one day, he spots a barefoot boy named Mullet Fingers (Cody Linley), who is trying to escape with a vandalized school bus. Roy becomes curious and tries to find out more about Mullet Fingers. Roy meets Mullet Fingers's stepsister, Beatrice Leep (Brie Larson), and learns that Mullet Fingers is trying to save a group of endangered burrowing owls from a pancake house construction project. Beatrice and Mullet Fingers have been trying to sabotage the construction project by vandalizing the site as well as throwing sludge on the construction manager's car. Roy decides to help them and joins forces with Beatrice and Mullet Fingers to save the burrowing owls. They decide to expose the construction company's illegal activities and save the owls. They also plan to build a fake owl burrow to mislead the construction workers. As the plot thickens, Roy, Mullet Fingers, and Beatrice are caught and pursued by Officer David Delinko (Luke Wilson), who is the school's security guard, as well as a police officer. However, Officer David Delinko eventually realizes that they are doing the right thing and joins their cause. The movie ends with the construction company's illegal activities exposed and the burrowing owls saved. Roy is no longer an outcast, and he has made two friends in Beatrice and Mullet Fingers. Hoot is a heartwarming movie that emphasizes the value of friendship, environmentalism, and perseverance. The movie is a must-watch for families and kids who love adventure and animals. The cast's performances are brilliant and make the characters come alive. The cinematography and the background score complement the movie's mood, making it thrilling and entertaining. Overall, Hoot is an excellent movie that instills valuable life lessons in a fun and appealing way. It is a must-watch for families and kids who enjoy adventure and love for nature. Hoot is a movie that will keep you engaged, entertained and inspire you even after the end credits.