Tuesday, March 01, 2011
John Candy stars in Uncle Buck, the outrageous comedy written and directed by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club). As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though - especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.
Uncle Buck is a classic... a weird classic but a classic none the less. When it first arrived I thought it might be a funny show to watch with the kids but after about 5 minutes I turned it off. I had forgotten about all the bad language and general kid-appropriateness of the movie! It is an entertaining movie and John Candy played the role very well. That being said I wouldn't really term this a "family" movie.
Thanks so much to Universal Studios Home Entertainment for sending me this movie to review.