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Misadventures of the Dunderheads (2012)

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Meet the Dunderheads. They may be the motley remains of an old Montana family who've been in the mountains far too long, but they're also as all-American as apple pie and murder. An ... See full summary »



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Meet the Dunderheads. They may be the motley remains of an old Montana family who've been in the mountains far too long, but they're also as all-American as apple pie and murder. An eccentric, nearly mute Granny struggles to raise her socially challenged, teenage grand kids when the grandson "accidentally" kills his best friend. Confusion and mayhem ensue as the crazed family takes to the road in Grandmother's '63 Ford Falcon hoping to elude the local authorities. Grandmother believes Canada is their promised land but her total lack of reading skills sends them on a bumpy journey to Mexico, and reveals the secrets that have made the Dunderheads who they are in this both funny and poignant fable of the human family. Written by Amazon Partners LP

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17 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie. Good grief. Three weirdly combative, unstable creeps (a mute grandmother and her bickering grandson and granddaughter) attempting to drive to Canada (without any sense of direction or knowledge of how to drive a car) after the grandson accidentally kills a man. Along the way, there are more accidental murders, weird dreams about the kids' long-missing father, and, for a flick Comcast billed as a comedy, there's not an ounce of humor. In other words, we have unlikeable characters in a meandering, aimless plot. There's a metaphor for purgatory here, that is a bit too blatant to be called sub-text.

The only positives about the movie: the actors do a good job, even though the material itself isn't worth it. And, outside of that, even as an emotionally stunted dirtball, Alison Brie is still so pretty she could sell a glass of fire to a man dying of thirst. And the ending was pretty good. But getting to that ending was such a chore.

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