Year of Release: 1988
Director: George Roy Hill
Approx. Running Time: 101 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
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"A comedy with very large laughs. Chevy Chase does some of his best work."
-Joel Siegel, "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"/ABC-TV
When Chevy Chase as a Manhattan sportswriter abandons his career for country life, you know "getting away from it all" will inevitably mean getting in deeper. Urban transplant Andy Farmer in Funny Farm is "Chase's best work," Siskel & Ebert said. Madolyn Smith co-stars as Andy's supportive wife. Together, the funny Farmers learn that the eccentric people and events around them outnumber even the mosquitoes. And that one mustn't brag about becoming "Mr. Lamb Fries" until knowing the truth.
This comic city slicker's nightmare also features buoyant direction by George Roy Hill, a vibrant Elmer Bernstein score and the lush cinematography of Mirslav Ondricek. Harvest the good times of this Funny Farm.
Join their far-flung post-graduation Fandango. A dynamic cast, including rising stars Kevin Costner as party guy Gardner and Judd Nelson as straight-arrow Phil, and the clever script and direction of first-timer Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, Waterworld) make it a rip-roaring ride. Live American Graffiti and Breaking Away, Fandango is a jovial, joyful look at growing up - and busting loose.
A childhood favorite that - though it has perhaps lost of its charm over the years - is still a funny movie.
Rated PG (MPAA)
1988 (Year Of Release)