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Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman) is a successful, wealthy businessman who has given his family the easy life. Now, as young adults, none of the kids are in any hurry to leave the cushy lifestyle they enjoy at home. But McBain knows best. Or so he thinks! To the surprise of his wife (Joanna Cassidy) he kicks the kids out into a dilapidated tenement hoping they'll discover responsibility for themselves. But the tables turn when McBain's business goes under and he and his wife must move in with their offbeat offspring! Now the McBain family must once again learn to live together, an experience that teaches them where their real family fortunes lie!
I love watching this movie. I think they have a rather accurate interpretation of family dynamics and bickering (granted most people aren't that wealthy and/or involved in explosives.) Plus! The artwork in it is just wonderful.
Quirky and fun
The fun in this movie is watching Uma Thurman as she is REALLY young in this but you can see early that she's going to be a star. Crispin Glover is Crispin Glover, not far removed from George McFly. The story is a bit of a stretch but it works well. The role by Chris Plummer is well who would have thought. The rest of the cast is somewhat forgettable but they play their roles well. Joanna Cassidy is a long way from her premier role in Bladerunner. And finally, Dabney Coleman and without him, there is no movie. The plot summary here doesn't really go into how McBain's business goes under which is an ironic riot. If you like a movie that will make you giggle while displaying a really quaint sensibility I highly recommend it. It's way underrated.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1990
- © 1990 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. All Rights Reserved.