Film Review – Peter Rabbit (2018)

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The $300+ million family box office hit starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden is available on Digital Download from 9th July and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on 23rd July. Bonus Features Include an Original Mini Movie Featuring Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail!

One of Beatrix Potter’s most adored children’s tales comes to life in the feature film adaptation PETER RABBIT ™. Earning over $300 million at the worldwide box office, this story follows the rebellious Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, and friends as they fight for ownership of the McGregor vegetable garden. This heart-warming tale is voiced by an all-star cast including Margot Robbie as Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy, and Daisy Ridley as Cotton-tail, with Rose Byrne as Bea and Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor.

Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital* releases of PETER RABBIT ™ include “FLOPSY™ TURVY” – an all-new original mini-movie featuring Peter’s precocious sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail, narrated by Margot Robbie as Flopsy. When Flopsy sets out to prove that anything her sisters can do, she can do better, she soon learns that when times get tough, sisters come together. Fans can also watch “Mischief in the Making” – a special peek behind-the-scenes with the cast, director, and animators as they discuss bringing these beloved and modern characters to life. The entire family can dance along to the film’s theme song “I Promise You” sung by James Corden in the featurette “Shake Your Cotton-tail”.


Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In PETER RABBIT™, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London.  James Corden voices the character of Peter with a playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.


We enjoyed this film with my son sitting in his seat for the whole movie. He’s 6 and very active minded, so for him to sit and watch a whole movie is a great sign that it’s a good one. He sat and laughed out loud and had discussions with me over the various characters.

The story starts with how Bea (Beatrix Potter) looks out for the rabbits against the mean old Mr McGregor before he dies of a heartache and his relative takes over the house, only this McGregor is very much younger, but despises all the wildlife creatures just as much.

When Mr McGregor meets Bea he falls in love and we watch how her head is turned and the war between rabbit and man begins!

Peter is a very mischievous, cheeky, bold rabbit and takes on the human in various ways, including a rather controversial allergic reaction scene, but in continuing this feud Peter runs the risk of the rabbits losing everything, including their home.

Overall though, this is a comedy, a great family film which will have the whole family laughing, even dad enjoyed this one! Laughing at the very slapstick humour with the humans falling over themselves. It’s these scenes that appear to adults as well as children.

The appeal of this film is that it’s Beatrix Potter who has a huge following, and it’s the adorable Peter Rabbit. With the adult elements of the film and just general silliness of some scenes, it will appeal to adults as well as children.  It is no surprise this film is a $300+ million Box Office Hit.

Rachael Mounteney

Comedy, Animation, Adventure | PG | UK, 2018 | 9th July 2018 (UK) | Sony Pictures | Dir. Will Gluck| James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Marianne Jean-Baptiste.