THE ‘BURBS (1989 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Stars ììì

The ‘Burbs teams Bruce Dern with Tom Hanks, Rick Ducommun, and Carrie Fisher to produce a comical portrayal of snoopy neighbors and the lengths they will go to when initial suspicions about neighborhood newcomers become irrational.  The movie starts well and paces itself to a surprise conclusion. It’s a fair to middling comedy—clean, a nice Sunday afternoon family entertainment piece.


Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Joe Dante. Thank you to Executive Producer Ron Howard for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Carol Peterson (Carrie Fisher), Ricky Butler (Corey Feldman), Bonnie Rumsfield (Wendy Schaal), Dr. Werner Klopek (Henry Gibson), Uncle Reuben Klopek (Brother Theodore), Hans Klopek (Courtney Gains), Art Weingartner (Rick Ducommun), Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks), and Lieutenant (Ret.) Mark Rumsfeld (Bruce Dern).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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