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Many, many years ago, I did a favour for a neighbour and in return he gave me a bottle of red wine. Some time later he was chatting about this boutique vineyard he’d visited and oh, he said, did you like that wine? At this point my then-boyfriend leaned in …

Wah, I wanna be Incredible, too!

What is the line, I wonder, between recognisable & cliche? Why do I find the family in THE INCREDIBLES endearing? Why do I laugh along with father Bob’s stiff back, & nod good-naturedly at the warring children, grinning while their mother tries to hold it all together by keeping the …