Trolls (U)



Comedy (2016)
92mins US

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski
Director: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
Writer(s): Glenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Princess Poppy succeeds her father as ruler of the trolls, who sing, dance, enjoy group hugs and feverishly glue felt and paper into their scrapbooks. When the Bergens discovers the new troll village and capture several of Poppy's friends, the princess pleads with survivalist Branch for assistance. They embark on a daredevil rescue mission to the Bergen castle where they play matchmakers to Prince Gristle Jr and scullery maid Bridget.

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Trolls (U)

Crammed to bursting with toe-tapping pop ditties courtesy of Simon & Garfunkel, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer and Justin Timberlake, Trolls is 92 minutes of glitter-dusted, computer-animated joy that is virtually impossible to resist. Based on the fluffy-haired good luck trolls designed by Thomas Dam, which have inspired numerous fads since the early 1960s, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell's musical misadventure unleashes a colour-saturated assault on the senses from the opening frames. By the time Anna Kendrick's irrepressibly perky heroine launches into her opening song and dance number - a mash-up of Move Your Feet, D.A.N.C.E. and It's A Sunshine Day replete with elaborate hairography - only the most stony-hearted curmudgeon will remain motionless in their seat. In the brief moments the film does sit still, the script gently tugs heartstrings by promoting its messages of self-acceptance and inner fortitude, including an obvious yet poignant use of a Cyndi Lauper ballad to hammer home the idea that happiness comes from within, not from wealth or material possessions...

Trolls. Caption: Princess Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) shares a moment with Branch (Justin Timberlake) in the computer-animated comedy Trolls. Copyright: 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.Once a year on the Trollstice, a race of disgruntled ogres called Bergens unlock their inner joy by feasting on shiny trolls. King Gristle Sr (voiced by John Cleese) and his drooling head Chef (Christine Baranski) lead the festivities but the Bergens' reverie is cut short when the trolls, led by benevolent King Peppy (Jeffrey Tambor), escape to a new home. "I never got to eat a troll. What's going to make me happy now?" snivels young Prince Gristle Jr (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). "Nothing," replies the king tersely. Twenty years after the great escape, Princess Poppy (Kendrick) has succeeded as ruler of the trolls, who sing, dance, enjoy group hugs and feverishly glue felt and paper into their scrapbooks. Everyone except for eternal pessimist Branch (Justin Timberlake), who lives in a Bergen-proof subterranean bunker crammed with 10 years of rations.

When the Bergen Chef discovers the new troll village and captures several of Poppy's friends, including zen master Creek (Russell Brand) and Biggie (James Corden), the princess pleads with Branch for assistance. "Why don't you try scrapbooking them to freedom?" he responds meanly. Overcoming their initial differences, Poppy and Branch embark on a daredevil rescue mission to the Bergen castle where they play matchmakers to Prince Gristle Jr and scullery maid Bridget (Zooey Deschanel).

Trolls shimmies and sways like an animated version of Pitch Perfect, relentlessly plundering contemporary songbooks to verbalise characters' emotions. Kendrick's vocal performance fizzes and she gels wonderfully with Timberlake as the downbeat voice of reason. Admittedly, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger's screenplay is simplistic and the trolls' and Bergens' journeys of self-discovery are largely linear. While Trolls might be lacking sophistication and cute in-jokes, it bursts with whizz-popping energy. It's the cinematic equivalent of a mouth crammed to bursting with popping candy.

- Sam Cannon

Trolls. Caption: Colourful creatures prepare to boogie in the computer-animated comedy Trolls. Copyright: 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


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From Friday 17th February
To Thursday 23rd February

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Andover, Odeon Andover
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Barmouth, Dragon Theatre
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bridgnorth, Reel Cinema Bridgnorth
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Bridport, Bridport Arts Centre
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Abbeygate Cinema
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Fareham, Reel Cinema Fareham
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Great Yarmouth, Hollywood Cinema
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- Hexham, Forum Cinema
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kidderminster, Reel Cinema Kidderminster
- Killarney, Cinema Killarney
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Showtime Cinemas Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newark, Odeon Newark
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Northwich, Odeon Northwich
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Hollywood Cinema
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penrith, Rheged Centre
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Quinton Halesowen, Reel Cinema Quinton Halesowen
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swadlincote, Odeon Swadlincote
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Tewkesbury, The Roses Theatre
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Reel Cinema York
- York, Vue York
From Friday 24th February
To Thursday 2nd March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bedford, Cineworld Bedford
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Coleford, Studio Cinema
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cromer, Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Parkhead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Haverhill, Cineworld Haverhill
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leigh, Cineworld Leigh
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Friars Walk
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penzance, Savoy
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Prestatyn, Scala Cinema
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Runcorn, Cineworld Runcorn
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Cineworld Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St Ives, The Royal
- St. Neots, Cineworld St Neots
- Stockport, Cineworld Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wembley, Cineworld Wembley
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, Vue York


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