With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There were two attempts to adapt this movie into a TV series. The first ran for only twelve episodes during 1990-1991. Although the characters all retained their names from the film, all actors but a handful of the children were recast; the adult leads were Ed Begley Jr. and Jayne Atkinson as Gil and Karen Buckman, and the show provided an early role for the then-teenaged Leonardo DiCaprio as Garry Buckman (the role originally played by Leaf / Joaquin Phoenix). The second TV series was a looser adaptation (for example, the main family's last name was changed to "Braverman") and much more successful than the first; it started in 2010, ran for six seasons, and starred Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, and Dax Shepard. See more »
Julie is described as having an SAT score of 1291. SAT scores are multiples of 10. See more »
[Tod is struggling with Julie]
Julie, you belong with me!
Let go of her!
You're my wife!
His wife. We got married a few days ago.
Are you out of your *mind*? Are you out of your *mind*?
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At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »
Okay, first off, I'm not a parent. So that may disqualify me from commenting on this movie. If so, please don't read this.
My objection is going to be short. I agree with the poster from Australia who stated that this is a propaganda film with the aim of making everyone want to go forth and multiply. In particular, the ending of this movie, in which every woman of childbearing age -- even the teens and the fortysomethings -- was either cradling a baby or pregnant, did not induce tender sentiment in me. I found it sad. To believe that woman's only true purpose is mommyhood (even though I agree it is probably the most important) is to shortchange women. Those of us who can't, or won't, parent, are left feeling like we haven't carried our weight.
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