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Thursday, April 16, 2009

The 'Burbs

"I think the message to, uh, psychos, fanatics, murderers, nutcases all over the world is, uh, 'do not mess with suburbanites.' Because, uh, frankly we're just not gonna take it any more."
I was watching this movie on HBO this morning as I got ready for work and was laughing out loud at it. Why doesn't Tom Hanks return to comedy? He was so funny! Don't even get me started on The Money Pit. His drama roles are good too, but he was hilarious in this comedy about life in the suburbs for three bored househusbands with too much time on their hands. They are easily intrigued when a suspicious family with creepy pasttimes moves into the neighborhood and involuntarily stirs up trouble.
This 1989 film teams Hanks with Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman and Rick Ducommun as they "investigate" the oddity of the new folks on the block and scare themselves silly in the process.
Also starring Carrie Fisher, 'Burbs is a hilarious look at suburban mischief pre-Desperate Housewives. Check it out.

My rating: B


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