Anyone here a fan of Joe Dante's The 'Burbs? I for one think it's highly underrated. If you've seen it, what are your thoughts?
My review is right HERE.
Remember enjoying it, though it was many years ago that I saw it. Sorry I don't have more to add.
I dare say its one of Dante's best films! All around really good acting from everyone, and awesome choices in casting.
Give me Fulci, Bava, and Argento over Antonioni, Fellini, Rossellini.
Yep, enjoy the hell out of it (Like I do with most of Joe Dante's stuff), especially Bruce Dern.
I went to see this in the theater with a kid who lived next door to me, and his stepdad. On the car ride home, we got rear-ended and the guy in the car behind us jumped out, began swearing and yelling, and started banging on the door of our vehicle, infuriated. Being 16 years old, I was really scared. He was seriously road-raging even though he was the one who hit us. My friends step dad refused to get out of the vehicle, and yelled at us to lock all the doors. Then we drove away.
That's all I really remember about going to see THE BURBS.
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I've seen THE 'BURBS three or four times over the years, and always wanted to like it more than I did. Great cast, and I'm a fan of Dante, but ultimately THE 'BURBS is an empty exercise that feels somehow compromised. It needed to be both funnier AND darker, IMO.
This is a D-Notice situation.
one of my fav films of all time. Anyone have the expanded soundtrack CD that came out around 2009?
Greatest hits albums are for housewives and little girls.
The best movie Tom Hanks was ever involved in, IMO. I love it.
I watched this years back and I don't remember it very well. It's been compared to NEIGHBORS (81) which is one of my favorites so I'll have to seek it out and give it another look.