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Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 18 March 2016 (USA)
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A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Pee-wee Herman (as Pee-wee Herman)
Yul / Party Coordinator (voice)
Linda Porter ...
Mrs. Rose
Ruby the Crossing Guard
Construction Worker (as Bobby Ray Shafer)


A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

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He Is Back!


Adventure | Comedy


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Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Дом игрушек Пи-ви  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the scene where Pee-wee is looking at postcards at the gift shop in New York City while singing the big "Hello, New York" song, you can see a rack of personalized bicycle plates with various names, including Pee-wee, Joe and Lee (the director). See more »


When the salon team turns around to reveal their patriotic hairdo, the lady seated third from the left, turns her chair to her right, in the wide shot. However, in the next shot, she is turning to her left. See more »


[first lines]
Pee-wee Herman: [sitting on a log in the dark woods] Wow, I can't believe we're already saying goodbye.
Voice of Yul: It's been great getting to know you, Pee-wee Herman. Earth sure is a great planet. Your art, music, pizza...
Pee-wee Herman: You sure took to the customs fast.
Voice of Yul: Thanks for showing them to me.
Pee-wee Herman: I've loved these last two weeks.
Voice of Yul: I wish I didn't have to go.
Pee-wee Herman: Me, too.
Voice of Yul: Come with me, back to my planet. Meet my family and friends. Live with me.
Pee-wee Herman: I can't. I need to stay here with the people of Earth.
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Crazy Credits

The "Pee-Wee Pictures" logo from Pee-Wee's Playhouse appears at the beginning of the film. See more »


References How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »


New York
Written by Ken Darby and Lionel Newman
Performed by Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman)
Additional Lyrics by Paul Reubens & Paul Rust
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Twizard Rating: 96
31 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is one of my all-time favorites, so I've been looking forward to this one for awhile.

From the very opening of the film, we already get a sense that this will take place in a similar realm of surrealism that was used in the 1985 classic. It's a different film universe from Big Adventure, but it gives us the same tone. From Pee-Wee's love for Rube Goldberg-style housing, to the utopian town that he lives in--Fairville--which is populated by less than 1000 residents. It all hearkens back to Tim Burton's vision from the original. But the comparisons don't end in Fairville. The whole film tries to mimic what worked so well in the first movie--which is a good thing.

Pee-Wee has never left Fairville before. In fact, I'm not sure anyone really has. So, much like Big Adventure, Pee-Wee sets out on a cross-country road trip with inspiration from Joe Manganiello- -playing a fictionalized version of himself who just so happens to be the cool-guy version of Pee-Wee. You wish for more scenes with the two of them because they oddly have great chemistry with each other.

There may not be as many iconic scenes as there are in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, but the ride is just as entertaining. The silliness is still there, even if the lines aren't quite as memorable. But that's what Pee-Wee's all about. His world is meant for us to lose ourselves in. To find that place of innocence and imagination that many of us left with our childhood.

In 2016, Paul Reubens' vision for Pee-Wee still holds up. Not much has changed. There are points in the film where you forget that this is a new project.

This is truly amazing day for Pee-Wee fans. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of him for another 25 years. He was a big part of my childhood and it's great to see a new generation getting to know the world's most beloved man-child.

Twizard Rating: 96

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