Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
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Country girl Rebecca begins college in Los Angeles. There she meets Crawl, a student who is crazy, unpredictable and wild. During the holidays she brings him with her home. Her parents have never seen anything like him and are shocked when Rebecca tells them that they are engaged to be married. Two different worlds collide...Written by
Early in the film, Crawl sings about the Hungry Man TV dinner he is about to eat. Mason Adams, who plays the grandfather, was a voice over announcer at the time the film was released. See more »
After Zack explains to Crawl the rules of "his room," Crawl picks up Zack's sandwich from the desk and says, "I'm taking this back," and he is holding both sandwiches. However, when he makes the "tooth fairy threat" Crawl is again holding only one sandwich. See more »
[to Becca during the Halloween party]
Let me guess miss your mom dad, brother, dog, boyfriend. practically everything you can think of back home. Am I right?
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During the opening credits, except for Pauly Shore, each actor's name is listed when their character appears in the shot. See more »
Funny, offbeat movie with a real message, 7 of 10.
Before I saw "Son In Law" I only had a vague idea who Pauly Shore was. Now I know. He is a superb comedic actor. In this movie he plays "Crawl", an upperclassman dorm counselor, who is a bit eccentric. He meets freshman "Becka" from South Dakota and they become fast friends. He helps her break out of her small town mold. In a Thanksgiving visit to her parents' home, he pretends to be her fiancee to save her embarassment of a sort with an old boyfriend.
I loved two things about this movie. Pauly Shore and the comedic situations are the first. The second is the message. How generations of "men" had perpetrated the same offenses against each other, and "Crawl" helps them see a better way to treat each other. He gets Becka's mom also to feel "alive" again, and rekindles romance between the parents.
The whole movie is a fresh approach to comedy, is a joy to watch. I rate it a strong 7 of 10.
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