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HOME is where the heart is in Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders’s energetic romp about a family of cavemen and – women – who embark on a perilous quest to find a new settlement.

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The Croods (Cert U): The first prehistoric family.

The Croods (Cert U): The first prehistoric family.

The animated Dreamworks film bursts with vibrant colour punctuated by lively action set pieces, including a hunting sequence that draws in several otherworldly species.

A cuddly sloth called Belt provides comic relief amid the emotional syrup and the underlying message about chasing your dreams, regardless of how ridiculous they sound to other people, is hammered home with all the subtlety of a caveman’s club to the cranium.

Grug Crood (voiced by Nicolas Cage) has taught his family to be afraid of new experiences.

He protects his wife Ugga (Catherine Keener), daughter Eep (Emma Stone) and oafish son Thug (Clark Duke).