Best Movies by Farr

April and the Extraordinary World

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What's it About

Since the 1870s, scientists around the world have been mysteriously disappearing; as a result, Europe has never developed past the Age of Steam. Now, in the Paris of 1941, orphaned April (Galuppo) works secretly to perfect a serum that might save humankind from disease. At the same time, with the help of her talking cat Darwin (Hale), she must outsmart Inspector Pizoni (Giamatti) who is determined to track down her dissident grandfather (Robinow).

Why we love it

Based on the work of graphic artist Jacques Tardi, this wondrous steampunk world jumps off the screen with its atmospheric, hand-drawn images, spirited voice cast and dynamic action sequences. Twin Eiffel towers and retro-futuristic transit systems dominate the smoggy city where our plucky heroine battles enigmatic underground forces. Inventive, imaginative and a whole lot of fun…it’s simply extraordinary!

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BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"