THE 'BURBS (12)
D: Joe Dante
Universal/Imagine (Michael Finnell & Larry Brezner)
USA 🇺🇸 1989
W: Dana Olsen
DP: Robert M. Stevens
Ed: Marshall Harvey
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
PD: James Spencer
Tom Hanks (Ray Peterson), Bruce Dern (Lt. Mark Rumsfeld), Carrie Fisher (Carol Peterson), Rick Ducommun (Art Weingartner), Corey Feldman (Ricky Butler), Wendy Schaal (Bonnie Rumsfeld), Henry Gibson (Dr. Werner Klopek), Brother Theodore (Uncle Ruben Klopek)
Bizarre and wacky black comedy about a group of neighbours who suspect the new family in their neighbourhood are guilty of foul play.
It's an unusual film for director Joe Dante and a very talented cast to be involved with. The script only has one joke and runs with it for the 102 minute running time. The fantastic opening shot which zoom into the suburbs from the Universal logo is possibly the highlight of the entire movie, the rest is just a little too strange.