Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, ... See full summary »
An artist (Moira Kelly) decides to put her troubles with men and evictions behind her by moving to a convent, so she can work for her keep. Is her art an opportunity for the sisters to save the convent from closure?
Thirteen-year-old Jesse is a typical teenager who hates his teacher, Mrs. Fink. While visiting a vintage clothing shop, Jesse sees a doll that looks exactly like his dreaded teacher, and he... See full summary »
Widowed farmer John Webb (Hume Cronyn) has been depressed since the death of his wife Bessie. He would like to keep his yearly harvest going, but getting low on funds he has some hard decisions to make concerning his farm.
James Earl Jones,
Ed Begley Jr.
This is a very ...interesting movie. If you're a fan of out-dated, often unintentionally funny cheesiness, you'll probably find some good laughs in Frogs! Some of the acting is appallingly bad (eg Arlo's father). Some if the acting is just frightening, in a hard to watch kind of way (eg Passionatta). Because this movie is a sequel and I have not seen the original "Frog", I suppose I cannot complain about not knowing what is supposed to be going on. "Frogs!" is a harmless, family friendly movie about a boy with bazaar, pushy, over-excitable friends, an odd-looking girlfriend, and apparently a lot of free time. His campaign for the highschool honour of "King of the Spring Fling" is interrupted by a middle-aged lounge singer, who turns into a frog for some reason. His comically bad singing provides some of the best laughs in the movie, but not enough to quench the audiences' collective desire to reach into the screen and give him a good slap. As far as annoying performances go, I'd say Paul Dooley could give even Pauly Shore a run for his money. Scott Grimes, as Arlo Anderson, delivers some fun, witty dialogue at times, but I get the impression that he was the only one trying. Having Shelley Duvall heavily advertised in credits and on the cover is a bit of a miff, since she has maybe 15 minutes of screen time. The ending is cheesy but kind of sweet.
So, what can I say? If you're a fan of cheesy, bad movies, this will provide some low key laughs. There's definitely a lot worse out there!
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