Monday, January 5, 2015

The 'Burbs (1989)

IMDb plot summary: An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.
Directed by Joe Dante. Starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and Rick Ducommun.

This is another one of those movies that is not great or terrible, it just... sits somewhere in the middle. I feel like I should like it more than I do, but there just aren't a lot of big laughs for me, and the horror subplot wasn't as much as I'd hoped. Sometimes comedies hit just to the left or the right of where my sense of humor is, and this is one of them. Fine, but forgettable.

3 stars.

Flickchart: #1042 out of 2290, below Koyaanisqatsi and above Monster.

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