Sunday Cinema: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

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With comfortable seating and freshly popped popcorn, watch Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG) on the big screen at Faith Johnston Memorial Library.

The film revolves around a young boy who, after moving to NYC, struggles to fit in at his new school. His life changes for the better, however, when he discovers Lyle, an anthropomorphic crocodile, living in the attic of his Upper West Side brownstone. Lyle doesn’t talk, but he does sing. Shawn Mendes lends his voice for the many toe-tapping original tunes played throughout the film.  

In addition to its heavy humor and slapstick comedy, the film also highlights important lessons around compassion, courage, teamwork, family and letting loose. called it a, “..warm-hearted family film with great musical numbers that will make another generation of kids hopefully search the attic on the chance that they might find a singing crocodile.” Washington Post claimed, “This family flick delivers enough pulse-quickening earworms and warmth to melt even the iciest of hearts.”

The film stars Constance Wu, Scott McNairy, Javier Bardem, Winslow Fegley and Brett Gelman. It’s rated PG and has a 106-minute run time. Common Sense Media says it’s best for ages six and up.