At the Liberty:"Trolls Band Together"
December 21, 2023
DAYTON—Get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-colored family reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise. After two films of true friendship and relentless flirting, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) are now officially, finally, a couple. As they grow closer, Poppy discovers that Branch has a secret past. He was once part of her favorite boyband phenomenon, BroZone, with his four brothers: Floyd (Troye Sivan), John Dory (Eric André), Spruce (Daveed Diggs) and Clay (Kid Cudi). BroZone disbanded when Branch was still a baby, as did the family, and Branch hasn’t seen his brothers since. But when Branch’s bro Floyd is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious pop-star villains—Velvet (Amy Schumer) and Veneer (Andrew Rannells)—Branch and Poppy embark on a harrowing and emotional journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd from a fate even worse than pop-culture obscurity.
The returning cast includes Zooey Deschanel as Bridget; Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Gristle, the Icona Pop duo Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt as Satin and Chenille, plus many others. DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls films—2016’s “Trolls” and 2020’s “Trolls World Tour”—have sung and danced their way to record-breaking success, earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song and fueling one of the largest and most beloved entertainment brands in the world.
“Trolls Band Together” serves up another amusing, eye-catching outing that should entertain young fans of the franchise while remaining perfectly painless for parents is one critic’s consensus on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Critics there only rated this movie 60% favorable, but the audiences gave it 92% favorable. This movie is rated PG for mildly rude and suggestive humor. It has a runtime of 91 minutes.
Please note that we have experienced many last-minute attendees to movies, which creates issues for us to adequately serve everyone and start the movie on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the show is scheduled to start. We appreciate your cooperation.
Also, we are reactivating our East Coast New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 with a showing of Sleepless in Seattle at 7 p.m., after which there will be hors d’oeuvres and a sparkling toast at 9 pm, all for $25 per person.