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My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | 6 August 1993 (USA)
A boy decides to come back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school.

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Mrs. Dingle
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Sheriff McCloud
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Chuck Bronski (as Philip Hoffman)
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Young Johnny
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Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart. Written by Anonymous

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Johnny would give an arm and a leg to date Missy. Well, maybe just an arm. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a teen sex fantasy, zombie violence and some language | See all certifications »

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6 August 1993 (USA)  »

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$3,335,984 (USA)
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Peter Jackson was offered the chance to direct the movie, but he turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Johnny's skin color is turned pale by make-up, and in many scenes his real skin color is seen under the false color due the uneven make-up treatment. See more »

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Big Chuck: GOOD girls don't hang around with dead boys!
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Hanging On For Dear Life
Written by John Lind and Brock Walsh
Performed by MMC
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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A+ for a B movie
14 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend and I had a movie night recently in which we watched the critically (and audience)acclaimed Black Swan, Jackass 3 and this. I bought it mostly because I heard it had some A listers in early rolls and I enjoy trying to point out future stars before my girlfriend can recognize them.

I'm sure I would be mercilessly attacked for saying this on a Black Swan board -or even a Jackass board for that matter- but we both chose My Boyfriend's Back as easily our favourite of the three. Sure it was stupid, but after the dark, serious feel of Black Swan, it's silly, goofy tone was all the more appealing. Andrew Lowery is quite likable in the lead, and Traci Lind is lovely in a roll that was likely quite difficult to play. Her character was required to show some very serious emotions in a very unserious movie, and she seemed to walk the line between them admirably.

The supporting cast was a joy, without fail they understood the script's oddball, offbeat humour and really ran with it. The scene stealing Mary Beth Hurt was a stand out as Lowery's too understanding mother, and Cloris Leachman was excellent in a small, rather thankless cameo. Celebrity watchers will find plenty to keep them busy here as well. A young Matthew Fox (future star of Lost)makes his film debut; Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays his loathsome sidekick;as well as Edward Herrmann and Austin Pendelton(from HBO's Oz, not to mention countless other films and TV shows); character actor Paul Dooley; JFK's Jay O' Sanders; and even Matthew McConaughey makes his film debut as Guy in Movie Theatre.

Perhaps this means I don't have any future as a film critic, but I was really surprised that both of us enjoyed a low budget flick with a rating under 5 and less than two thousand votes hands down over a 13 million dollar movie with 100,000+ votes and a rating over 8.

I guess my point in all this is that you really can't judge a movie based on the general consensus about it. Had I dismissed this movie because of it's low approval among both critics and IMDb user's (as I normally would have), we really would have missed out on a sweet, irreverent little hidden gem. When selecting a movie, don't just check the star rating or critic approval percentage, but scan the fan reviews as well and see if any really speak to you. You just might end up turning a rather uninspired date night into an unexpected last minute success.


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