STORKS Movie Review: Family Units is the Heart of the Story

What’s cuter than newborn babies? Nothing! But while Storks has plenty of those, it’s the family units that the movie explores that are really the heart of the story.


Storks deliver babies — or at least they used to. Now, they deliver packages for a global Internet retail giant. Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, lands in hot water when the Baby Factory produces an adorable but wholly unauthorized girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble, Junior and his friend Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human on Stork Mountain, race against time to make their first baby drop before the boss finds out.

Storks does an excellent job of touching on various family related themes in a fun and entertaining way. While Junior and Tulip’s adventure to deliver the baby illustrates the value of a surrogate family and the trials of parenthood. The storyline with Nate and his parents highlights the importance of family time. Both “families” provide hilarious and heartwarming scenes throughout the movie. But it’s another family that nearly steals the show. The wolf pack that pursues Junior, Tulip and the baby provides some of the funniest scenes you will see this year!

Overall, we really enjoyed the movie Storks. It was entertaining for the whole family and we look forward to seeing it again!

The animated adventure “Storks” stars Andy Samberg (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Hotel Transylvania”), Kelsey Grammer (“Toy Story 2,” “The Simpsons”), Katie Crown (Cartoon Network’s “Clarence”), Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele (Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele”), and Danny Trejo (“The Book of Life”).

The film is directed by Nicholas Stoller (“Neighbors,” BAFTA nominee for “Muppets Most Wanted”), and Doug Sweetland (supervising animator on “Cars,” Oscar-nominated director of the animated short “Presto”).