Over-protective dad Grug (Nicolas Cage) behaves like a caveman at times... because he is one. Living and not dying by the motto 'never leave the cave' he has kept his family safe - but bored - for years, telling them how curiosity killed the cat, the bear and everything else that ever dared to venture beyond the confines of their stone home. But rebellious daughter Eep (Emma Stone) has other ideas, and gets a chance to peek above the prehistoric parapet when a shift in the tectonic plates literally pushes them out into the big wide world.
Now, exposed to every razor-toothed predator, jungle bug and blister the world can throw at them, the Croods bicker, bond and barge their way to new horizons, meeting new-fangled Neanderthal Guy (Ryan Reynolds) along the way.
From the studio behind Madagascar, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda comes a sensational celebration of man's early adventures, with Nicolas Cage on lovable form as granite-brained dad Grug Crood. Expertly animated in a thick-set style that suits the story, the Dreamworks guys have created a family that, like Shrek and Princess Fiona, could easily evolve into a series of films. While hard-working actor Nicolas Cage adds another animation to his ever-expanding resume, it is edgy actress Emma Stone who steals the show with a voice performance that radiates rebellion.