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There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 30 October 1992 (USA)
Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and ... See full summary »

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Willis Embry
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Jessie Lodge
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Norman Rutledge
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Lydia Nunn
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Peedi Rutledge
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Marvin Boyd
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Handsome Harry
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Jeffrey Babitt
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Lyle Corrente
Heidi Zeigler ...
Swan Babitt
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Marty Rollins
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Albert Lodge
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Trick Bissell
Herb Mitchell ...
Mr. Bratesman
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Mrs. Bratesman
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Willis Embry, who is a psychologist in a jail, was left by his girl-friend. He has no time to be sad about it because an old man, who is very ill, tells him something about a robbery and the millions of dollars hidden somewhere. The old man asks Willis to find it and give a part of it to his relative, and he can keep the rest. In the next door some bad guy hears it and this causes the complications ... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »
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30 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Balb├║rdia no Bairro  »

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[first lines]
1st Burglar: [whispering] This one's unlocked.
Martha: [phone rings, answering machine picks up] Willis and Martha can't come to the phone right now. Please leave a message.
[beep]
Albert Lodge: Hey Willis... it's your wake up call. Willis, get up. Are you listening to me?
Willis Embry: [picks up] Huh?
Albert Lodge: See you in the bubble.
Willis Embry: Yeah, okay...
[hangs up and plays back his messages]
Martha: Willis, I'd tell you this in person, but as you always say, I have a fear of confrontation. I'm leaving you. I need to find my true self and I think traveling ...
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Written by Neil Finn and Tim Finn
Performed by Crowded House
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Sleazy & A Bit Stupid But Entertaining Overall
18 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A deep cast playing wacky characters makes this a fun film for most of the way, except the last 20-30 minutes when the sleazy jokes, sleazy situations and stupid stereotypes go overboard and almost ruin the entire viewing experience. (Why do movies usually overdo things in the last 20 minutes, whether it's comedy or an action film?)

All the sex jokes are not untypical of today's comedies in which marriage is made out to be nothing but a joke, morals are at their lowest and we have to listen to 10-year-olds are smart-mouthed kids.

However, to be fair, there are a lot of funny scenes and remarks in this film. I liked Catherine O'Hara in here, along with Hector Elizondo and Chazz Palminteri. I never realized the latter was such a good comedian as I had only seen him play gangster roles. All the characters are meant to be absurd and biggest example of that was Elizondo's character, "Norman Rutledge" who had the best lines in the movie.

In all, ludicrous and stupid but entertaining enough to recommend a rental.


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