Peter Rabbit

Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Director(s): Will Gluck
Production: Columbia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Your altitude

Is only viewed

As an indication of your attitude

For you're only as small

As your dreams

You may be small

not big and tall

But a giant's what you

'twill be called

For you're only

as small as your dreams

I know that l--


Yeah, sorry about that.

Thats not the story we're telling.

No. We 're here for Peter Rabbit.

The hero of our tale.

A young rabbit in a blue coat

and no pants.

Hey! Pick on someone your own size.

My pleasure.

I didn't mean me.

Going into his garden again, | see.

There are safer ways

to get a meal, you know!

Yeah, but they're not as fun.

What did I tell you about

sneakin' into McGregor's?

Make sure to get you some cauliower?

That's a good boy. Now, off you get.

All right, talk to me, Benjamin.

He's mowed half the lawn,

which maybe gives us just enough time.

Look at him.

Pure evil.

Even cuts grass angry.

Hey, here's a crazy thought.

What if we dont go in,

because last time,

you almost got caught.

You're so adorable.

I could just eat you up.

That's exactly what

he wants to do to you.

Higher. Higher.

Why are you always on top?

Because I'm the oldest.

We're triplets!

I'm still the oldest.

By 16 seconds.

When's the last time

you brushed yourtail?

All right, rest time's over. Come on.


-Race you.

Not if I race you first.

No fair.

Take it all in,

because we're about to take it all in.

Sorry. I don't know why

I'm so out of shape.

| only eat salad.

It's the dressing. Get it on the side.

Orjust have a drizzle of lemon.

It'll change your life, trust me.

Right. You all know the drill.

I'm not gonna pretend

that what we're about to do

isn't reckless, foolhardy,

even dangerous.

But we will succeed,

because each of us plays a vital role

specifically tailored

to our individual talents.

Lookout. Lookout. Lookout. Lookout.


Now let's do this.

Right behind ya.

-Not a chance.


Are you afraid I'm gonna get

my foot caught in a trap

and I'll have to gnaw it off,

and then you'll call me "Stumpy"

for the rest of my life,

and I'll have a horrifying scar,

but all the real scars

will be on the inside?

Sorry you had to hear that.

It's okay. We're family.

This is a safe space.

All right, bring it in.

-We all ready?



-A | ways.

-I guess.

-Love you guys.

Now, let's do this.

It's gonna be a fun one.

Lettuce, radishes, radicchio.

I'll tell you

what's radicchio."

How easy it is to steal

this man's vegetables.

Because "radicchio"

sounds like "ridiculous."

Don't explain the joke.





I'm good!

Tomayto, tomahto.

Potayto, potahto.

No one actually says "potahto,"

have you noticed that?

Stop messing around.

I can mess around all I want.

He can't hear us over the lawn...



No, no, stop.



Get out of there.

Peter, no.

-l'm gonna put this in there.

-Don't do that.

-You think this is a bad idea?

-Yes, it's a bad idea.

I'm getting mixed signals. Yes or no?

It's a definite no.

I can't see your mouth through the gate.

No. No. No. No.

-I think you said yes.


-l'm going with "yes."

-No, no, Peter.


-Oh, God.

Oh, no.


Peter. No!

Get out of there.

Rabbit, I'm gonna put you in a pie.

Leave the jacket.

Like I did your dad.

Morning, Mr. McGregor.

Oh, it's you.

Beautiful day, isn't it?

Give me that rabbit.

You got a little something in your...

You're okay.

Are you okay?

Did he just wink?

I didn't even know we could do that.

You look very well.

That vein that's usually bulging

out of your head's really calmed down.

Have you been meditating?

This is my garden.

Let me pass that along.

This is his garden.

There we are.

I think we're all on the same page.

So these rabbits will now surrender

their natural instinct

to feed themselves.

Next time will be their last.

I'll be sure to pass that along, too.

Come on, sweeties.

This is Bea.

She 's next-door neighbor

to Mr. McGregor and the rabbits.

Guess which one she likes better?

Inside. Come on.

I'll get you something to drink.

You must stop going in there.

You almost got caught this time.

Come here, little one.

Dry you off.

Shes an artist.

She moved out to the country

to work on her paintings.

Dont feel bad if you don 't

understand them, like them,

even know which way to look at them.

They are terrible and she knows it.

So for fun, she's been painting

portraits of the locals.


But a constant reminder

of what Peter and his family

had gone through.

I promise I'll always be here for you.

And she has,

ever since their mother died.

The rain stopped.

Sorry about Dads jacket.

I'm sorry you lost Dad's jacket.

| just said that.

Yeah, but coming from the oldest,

it just kind of means more.

Just a jacket.

Dad and Mum are still in here.

And here. And here. And here. And here.

But less so with you,

since you're just a cousin,

you know. You're a nephew,

and by marriage.

I'm not taking anything away,

I'm just...

You know, I want to be accurate.

Okay, just promise me

you'll stay out of the garden.

Got it back, Dad.

Got you, rabbit.

I knew youd come.

The lady's not here to protect you now.

I've got a hankering for pie tonight.

Rabbit pie.



Is he...

That's pretty conclusive.

Very conclusive.

That means that... That I...

That I...

That I did it. I did it.


-I did it.

Got rid of him. Who's hungry?

Bite into those guys.

You went into his garden?

No. I went into our garden.

Without lookouts?

That's the sort of thing

that will get someone killed.

And it did.

McGregor's gone?

He's in a better place now.

-Real | y?


That ice cream truck

with the flashing lights.

In actuality, Peter couldn't even claim

that he gave the old man '3

heart a fright.

Credit for that goes to 78 years

of terrible lifestyle choices.


-No way.

All right, this is our land now,

so let's not go crazy straightaway.

It's ourjob to nurture it,

to sustain it,

prepare for the future.

With privilege, comes responsibility...

I'm sorry. I almost got through

that with a straight face.

Knock yourself out.

Wait for me!

I wasn't designed for running!

Sorry about that.

Help yourself to anything.

Try the tomatoes.

Look at you, big fella.

Show me your teeth.

Do like a, go like...

It was you! I knew it.

How are you? So good to see you.

Hey, little rabbit.

Got your land back, | see.

All hail the prodigal son.

-lt's no big deal.

-No, no, a very big deal.

You vanquished McGregor.

Well, if vanquished means I said to him,

I've had enough of your tyranny."

And he said, "I will put you in a pie."

And I said, "No, sir.

I will put you in a pie, sir."

It doesn't, but thank you for the party.

Was Pigling eating celery?

It's a shame

when you don't know who you are

or where you belong, you know?

Want some?

I'll just take one.

Thanks, Tommy.

You're one of the good ones.

Hey! This garden comes

with a free house!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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