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This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I'm not usually difficult
for that type of movies. I like the type of movie that is so bad that it's
entertaining and hilarious, but this one goes far beyond that. When I read
the review of that movie, I expected a light-hearted Woody Allen-esque early
80's comedy, but I found out that it was one thing: softcore porn for
I don't see anything wrong with nudity in movies. I don't even have the problem with the may-december relationship in this movie that might seem sick to some people. Hey, I'm a teenager and I like older men myself. But maybe it's for that reason that I hated it so much, I hated it because I could tell how unrealistic it was. This movie is not one bit funny except for a few lines and it doesn't have that cheesy appeal that 80's movies usually have. That's why I'm not to excuse the fact that it's only a fantasy for middle-aged men.
Aside from the male characters, the acting is horrible. The character of Jennifer is so unrealistic it hurts. The main character is a horribly plain man, physically AND in personality. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a superficial person, but there was just no way this girl could fall in love with that man. He was just an average middle-aged man.
There's nothing much to say about this movie aside from that. Most people seem to have given it a 7, probably because they wish it would happen to them. But what can I say?
If you want to see a movie that's pure fluff, something so bad that it's
good, that's the movie I'd recommend. I don't think it deserves a better
IMDB rate because it's so badly made and pointless, but that's why I loved
it so much. In fact I think this is one of my favorite movies because of how
crazy it is.
There is absolutely no point in this movie. I sometimes felt like this was poking fun at 80's beach party movies, but it was so silly that I must admit it's probably not a parody. However it's so absurd and cheesy that no one can possibly be bored by watching this movie. It's not the type of movie that has bathroom or sex humor all the time, it's just crazy fluff at it's best.
I'll repeat myself; if you feel like watching an incredibly bad or stupid movie for your own entertainment, watch this.
It's strange how types of stories that touch people change according to the
era we live in. I think the same thing can be said about comedies. What was
funny in the 1980's wasn't what is considered funny now, and vice versa.
Airplane! is a good example of this phenomenon. This is a movie that used to
please everyone back in the 80's, but today only people with a certain sense
of humor would find it funny. This proves again that many different types of
What is so special about "Airplane!" is that it defines a genre, a type of humor created by David Zucker. This type of brainless, completely absurd and sometimes unpolitically correct without being offensive humor is something you won't find anywhere else now. This type of parody was also something new at the time. It also clearly wasn't influenced by the other popular comedy movies of the late 70's and of 1980 such as Caddyshack. It's a very different type of humor, and that's why I think it's so great. In my opinion, it's not stupid to call it a historical movie for that reason.
This is one of my favorite movies ever, because I love this type of humor. I didn't stop laughing through the whole movie, and I can honestly say that I believe this is one of the greatest comedies of all time. Maybe it created a genre that is sometimes seen as stupid or repetitive, but it's still a movie that's worth seeing in my opinion.
I'd recommend this movie to anyone who has an absurd sense of humor and who enjoys laughing.
Sequels are rarely as good as the first movie. Everyone should know that, specially while watching Airplane 2. In my opinion, Airplane 2 still has the same quality of humor as Airplane does and it only repeats a few jokes. It never seemed repetitive for me, but maybe for most people it can get old to see two movies with the exact same type of humor and the same type of universe and imagery. I thought it was really funny that they went into space this time, and they could have done a lot more science fiction movie related jokes, but they didn't, and I suppose that's okay. I didn't expect it to be as good as the first one, really. Of course the first one was better, but I wouldn't say it was much better. I've seen much worse sequels for comedy movies. I personally thought it did fine as a sequel and I'd recommend it to anyone who liked the first one.
Come on, this deserves more than just 4.8. This means even "Clueless" gets a
better rating than this movie. What did you think this movie would be,
really? "Citizen Kane"? 1981 was a good year for comedies. The funny 80's
classic "Airplane!" came out this year. While "Neighbors" isn't as funny as
"Airplane!", it still has the typical silly type of humor of the early
I'm not a fan of John Belushi but he was very good as the naive suburban man who leads a dull life. Dan Aykroyd has played many types of characters, including this strange neighbor. I've seen other "neighbor movies" like "The 'burbs" and they really didn't catch my attention as much as this one. The actors were very funny in this and adapted well to the situation that the movie is about. This is what made this movie so charming to me, I suppose.
I personally thought it was a hilarious movie with a different kind of humor. Unlike most 80's movies, it doesn't rely on "sex and rock n' roll" to make it interesting. It's a quirky dark comedy, which is a type of movie that I usually find enjoyable. It's very strange, with an even weirder ending, and some people might be turned off by this. The movie doesn't make a lot of sense in general, but what makes it funny is the main character and the absurd situation that he's brought in.
I personally gave this movie a 7 or a 8 because I really liked it. It doesn't take itself seriously and certainly isn't a "smart" movie, but I found it hilarious and I would watch it again. I liked it's weirdness.
I've always been a fan of John Hughes movies, even the goofy comedies like
Vacation. My boyfriend is a fan of that movie so I decided to watch it, even
though I was septic. I didn't know it was made by John Hughes when I rented
it, and I thought I was going to see just another 80's goofy comedy, which
is pretty much what it is in general.
I'm not sure if I liked that movie. I liked the silly story, two geeky teenagers making the perfect woman with their computer who becomes like a big sister to them who gives them advice. It's also so badly made and silly that it can be hilarious for that reason. [ Just watch the scene where they create the girl ]
But sometimes it just seemed like an excuse to give real geeky guys something to dream about. The two main characters aren't even that interesting or funny. One of them is a fun character because he's very shy and scared of people around him, but in my opinion, the other character is extremely annoying. I usually like pointless and goofy movies but I was completely discouraged at the end of this movie when there was an attempt at a love story. I know this movie doesn't take itself seriously, but come on...
I didn't find this movie very funny overall. It just seemed like another sex comedy for teens. It's sort of like a really bad cross between "American Pie" and "Mannequin". I laughed sometimes, by example, when the two protagonists have bras over their heads, but I don't think anything made me laugh aside from this scene and the general goofy-ness of the movie.
I'm not going to talk about the acting either. The appeal in a movie like this one is that it's so stupid and badly made that it can be fun to watch. It can be a good addition to your 80's classic comedies collection as well.
I rented this movie knowing it wasn't really a comedy but a drama about the
life of people in their early twenties in the 90's. What pushed me to rent
it was the fact that many people qualified this film as horrible, but many
other people loved this film and were talking about it like it was the most
realistic thing ever.
Let's face it. I'm not going to pretend to know what it's like to be a teenager/young adult in the 90's since I was 9 years old when this movie came out. However, I think I have a good enough judgement to tell if this movie was realistic or not based on my personal experiences.
This movie isn't specially about the 90's, it's about "becoming an adult" and all it implies. It's about a cast of characters who hesitate between forever living what they were told is a pointless life [always having fun and bumming around] and becoming like the adults that they have criticized so much in their childhood. This, by itself, is very realistic, because it's a problem that many young people face even today. The main character Lalaina represents this fact completely. She's shooting a video of her friends as they struggle to find themselves in this world that was built by baby-boomers that they can't relate to. Also, she's a very clean-cut and hard working person, yet she hangs out with her friends who are more of the "rebellious" type.
This movie tries to represent the "alternative" crowd. Each character in this movie has an "alternative" as well as a "conformist" side, which is very strange. By example, you have a female character who wears vintage clothes and lives in a typical artsy room but works at the gap. This is another side of what was mentioning earlier. As young adults, they're straying away from the whole "alternative-ness" of their teenage years. This is something I've seen among people I know as well, and that I personally dislike. I guess it's something very typical of our era as well as the 90's.
What I found unrealistic in this movie was that the characters seem a bit cliché sometimes. Sure, I've seen people like that. But the personalities in the movie are too simplified. By example, there's the guy who always is slacking around doing nothing because he feels that having a full-time job until you retire is like wasting your life. Okay, but what else? What type of person is this guy, really? Also.. Each of the characters seem to act the way they do because they come from broken homes, which isn't very realistic in my opinion... The video that the main character has made is supposed to make their viewers know her friends and herself, but we don't really get to know them by watching the entire movie.
Overall, I thought it was an enjoyable movie. I liked the atmosphere of it. It also wasn't always predictable. I gave this movie a 7 because I liked it even though I disliked some of it's aspects.
I thought I wouldn't like this. I decided to see it because I'm a fan of
Johnny Depp who appeared in some of my favorite movies [ Edward
Scissorhands, Benny and Joon, etc. ] I knew what the plot was: a guy who
lives with his 15 year old sister, his 18 year old mentally disabled brother
who could die at any time and his morbidly obese mother always has to do
everything for his family and something happens that changes his life. It
sounded like it was a typical sappy drama. I usually hate dramas like that.
Movies in which the only point is to feel bad for the characters. But this
one was quite different.
The plot in this movie is unclear, which makes it appealing in my opinion. There isn't a lot of events in the movie, really. It all revolves around Arnie's birthday and Gilbert's meeting with the new girl. The movie is very slow paced and doesn't rely on action and shock to catch his viewer's attentions. It's moving, but the dialogues are also very simple. You might expect this movie to be over-dramatic but it's everything but that. The situation and story are extremely sad, but I never felt overwhelmed by this. Keep in mind that I can't usually handle dramas very well.
The movie is about partly about Gilbert, but it also describes life in this town very well. Gilbert's family often has a big impact on the other people in this town, so it's natural that they would be the family that the movie is about. What's also really nice is that Gilbert isn't portrayed as a hero in this movie. He has flaws, and he can make mistakes even if he's taking care of everyone. He is not the typical good-hearted young adult or teenager who's taking care of everyone and wants to give everything for his family. He actually has feelings of his own and he is trying to find himself. The whole movie is about his quest to find who he really is, if he isn't Gilbert Grape, the guy who's always running after his brother Arnie.
Another good point about this movie is the way it was filmed. The visuals are great and the way the movie was made makes us feel like we're seeing life in a different way than usual.
At first, I had mixed feelings about this movie. As a person who had
experiences with being labeled as a mentally ill person and who knew friends
who had mental illnesses as well and weren't able to do certain things
because of it, I saw two sides to this movie. One side is a bit over the
top, but the other side is a great and positive message.
The actors did their job very well in this movie, but the script has some flaws, specially on Joon's side. Sometimes, you feel that Joon's character was overdone, specially when she gets out on the street with the mask or when she drinks her strange cereal shake every morning. It seems like these traits was added for humor, but there's nothing funny about Joon's character. She was very well acted and believable in my opinion, and I usually dislike phony characters very much.
This is no usual romantic comedy, which is a movie genre I usually dislike. The relationship between Joon and Depp's character is very sweet and brings the positive message to this movie. This message tells us that everyone can do what they want if they set their heart to it, and that a person like Joon can love and make decisions for herself. It also tells us that anyone can take control of their life if they want to, and that they don't have to adapt to society's rules to be happy.
Sure, it's not the smartest movie around, but it's a heart-warming movie with great actors and fun characters. This movie is meant to be cartoony and light-hearted, and not to be taken TOO seriously except for it's message. This is another thing that I liked, but that probably a lot of people weren't able to see. The only advice I can give if you're going to see this movie is not to see it through the eyes of an intellectual critic, but through the eyes of an emotional person.
Another 80's neighbor movie! Great.
Before starting this review, I have to say that I don't know what could have possessed the people who classified this movie as horror. This is an 80's comedy, and a typical one. I have a weak spot for movies like this one, because they're so silly, so maybe I'm too biased to write this review, but I'll give it a shot anyway.
This definitely isn't the funniest comedy. This isn't even the funniest 80's comedy, or even the funniest 80's neighbor-related comedy. But it was funny, and it has a formula that works, or at least that worked back in the 1980's. Many goofy suburbans trying to figure out what type of strange neighbors have moved in last month, suspecting them of murdering another of their neighbors? Sounds good to me!
I have to admit that this movie has it's dull moments, but there's extremely silly moments too. Tom Hanks is really funny in this, I thought. This was maybe his last goofy light-hearted movie before appearing in more serious movies like "Forrest Gump" or "Saving private Ryan" in the 90's. Some of the characters in this are so typical of 80's movie. By example, the sexy bubble-headed neighbor who's always half dressed and always nice to everyone and the annoying typical teenager played, of course, by Corey Feldman.
This really isn't a movie for everyone. Most people would find it stupid and unfunny, but if you're not difficult and you like the 80's, you'll like it. Also, it doesn't rely on exploitation or sex jokes to make it interesting. A good movie to watch if you're stuck at home on a rainy day.
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