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Ernie Reyes Sr.,
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In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman is a simple farmer in a small town. But after a big storm blows their way, a circus ends up at Pee Wee's farm. So he lets the circus stay at his farm for a while. The circus decides to put on a show with one lovable star, Pee-Wee! Written by
I've never heard of Pee Wee Herman before a few days ago, as I live in France, where he's just not popular, when I noticed Paul Reubens' performance in Cheech & Chong movies, I decided to look closer for some more piece of exuberance, as I love this kind of eccentric character, and so I discovered Pee Wee's Big Adventure surprisingly directed by an unknown-at-the-time Burton and had a really good time watching it. When I saw there was a sequel, I managed to find the DVD, and just watched it a couple hours ago. Coming with the critics now.
The first thing to say, if you're a fan of Pee Wee Herman and you're not a kid, you'll just really enjoy that movie. I laughed for real several times, which is not that easy, as I watch about 300 movies of all kind a year -279 in 2008-, so in my opinion, that's a good point. I won't say this is an adult feature, it's just that contrary to Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Pee Wee's character here is more based on a teenager kind, as sex-related humor and scenes are developed here. To say so, Pee Wee has now a stronger sexual identity than in PWBA, where he was just trying to avoid any close contact with the ladies he now goes for them. That part of Pee Wee is really interesting to see on a movie, as you can imagine with the large amount of comedy Pee Wee carries within him. About the structure of the movie itself, well, it's not that great, it misses the genius part making all of scenes unique and important like in PWBA, as this is not a road-trip but a small town based action, plus some characters are just not enough developed to carry the movie further on. For example, apart from the American-Dreamed-face of Kristofferson, and the simple beauty of Valeria Golino, you won't be deeply touched by their story, not interesting or innovating at all. That's to say it could have been any circus-based comedy, with a talking pig for kids and sex-related visual jokes for adult, which wouldn't worth to be seen, if it was not a Pee Wee Herman story the very limited number of them on the big screen makes it a must to see if you love Pee Wee. In a few words, poorly conceived but fun as a Pee Wee movie can be.
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