Holly on Hollywood
“Toy Story 4”
by Holly McClure
“Toy Story 4” continues Pixar’s beloved animated series with Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and our favorite gang of toys, who get to go on a road trip in an RV with little Bonnie and her newest toy, Sporky. These days Woody doesn’t manage the toys since Bonnie gave his badge to Jessie (Joan Cusack) but he still feels the need to be a leader and protect everyone. When Sporky goes missing in an antique shop, Woody, Buzz and Bo Peep (Annie Potts), come to rescue him and encounter a doll (Christina Hendricks) and her creepy, villainous ventriloquist dummies. With the help of a few new friends (Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Keanu Reeves) and the lovable gang of old ones; Rex (Wallace Shawn), Barbie (Jodi Benson), and Ken (Michael Keaton), Woody and Buzz get to save the day.
The G rated family-friendly #4 begins with a wordless montage to show how the toys came together and changed owners. Pixar visually delivers a smorgasbord of characters and scenes, beautifully woven into a story about letting go but it’s also a love story. Woody longs for a meaningful existence and purpose in life and unexpectedly, gets to reconnect with his old flame, Bo Peep. Sporky wants to go back to the life he used to lead as a spork and Bonnie is inconsolable until she finds her lost toys. “Toy Story 4” is all about new beginnings, our willingness to accept new circumstances, and finding fulfillment by making your life meaningful. In typical Pixar fashion, the story will capture the child in all of us – with a message that kids to adults will understand. I love Woody, Buzz and the sweet gang of toys, who captured our hearts almost 25 years ago. “Toy Story 4” gives closure to our favorite toy heroes that will live in our hearts to infinity and beyond! Be sure and grab a tissue, you may need it.
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.
In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to film the behind-the-scenes interviews for “The Passion of the Christ”. She produced a one hour special, “The Making of The Passion of the Christ”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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