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Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

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Everyone's favorite kid from the comics is back. When his parents have to go out of town, he stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town. Written by Brian W. Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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He's armed... He's adorable... And he's out of school for the entire summer. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for comedic mischief | See all certifications »

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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

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$51,270,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,300,000
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Leslie Nielsen was offered the role of Mr. Wilson, but he was committed to Surf Ninjas (1993) at the time, and was forced to turn it down. See more »

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When Dennis is in the Wilsons' bathroom, the toothpaste on his chin is clearly fake. See more »

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[first lines]
Dennis: Hey, Mr. Wilson!
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Referenced in The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) See more »

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Don't Hang Up
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By Arrangement with Abkco Records
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Uneven with it's story, but not as bad as some say it is

There are some things that went wrong with this film and I never read the comic strip, but I don't think it's as bad as everyone says it is. I'll start off with the positives.

The acting on the whole isn't that bad. Walter Matthau did a good job as Mr. Wilson as did Robert Stanton, Lea Thompson and Joan Plowright, but I think that Mason Gamble steals the show as the most likable title character who got the personality and characterization right. Even his chemistry with Walter Matthau was decent. Also, Christopher Lloyd was very sinister as the main villain and he steals the show as well. The scenery is nice and it has some nice cinematography. I also liked the music from Jerry Goldsmith. Not the best here, but still worth listening.

However, the story, while having its nice moments, falls into the predictable zone and the script feels flat and would've been so much better. Some of the humor gave me some chuckles (Dennis causing some trouble to Mr. Wilson and the baked beans farting scene), but some of them lacked wit and the pacing was very mediocre.

Overall, uneven with it's story and pacing, but not as bad as some say it is. I'm giving this a 6/10 because of it's likable cast and some nice scenery.


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