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Old 05-10-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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The Burbs

I love this film! One of the best comedies!



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Old 05-10-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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It is great fun, and still underrated.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
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Oh my God, my family and I love The 'burbs. We still watch it often. So many great scenes. Just a good comedy all-around. I actually saw it as a special sneak preview. We had gone to see something else, and the theater manager announced there would be a special preview afterwards, so we stayed, and I'm glad we did. Still one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and one of my favorite movie casts. I love how there's nothing big-budget about it. It's literally like you're just hanging out with actual neighbors. The feeling of a normal day-to-day life is very well-captured.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:41 PM   #4
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Great movie!
My wife hates this film, and I love it. Tom Hanks was so awesome back then!
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:42 PM   #5
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Awesome movie. As a kid, I used to think that the title was The Birds. Imagine my confusion when I asked my parents to rent it for me and they came home with the Alfred Hitchcock film. Wost night ever!
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:44 PM   #6
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Sorry for posting again.
But, I must say if you like "The 'Burbs", you owe it to yourself to watch "Big" and "The Money Pit" also!
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #7
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Big is a really good movie, and The Money Pit is funny as well. I love when Tom Hanks gets stuck in the floor all evening, or when the bathtub falls through the ceiling and he does that hilarious laugh.

I'd love to see Tom Hanks go back to his roots and do a really full-on comedy again like he used to. I love his dramatic stuff, but I'd give anything to see him in full comedy mode again.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #8
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Sorry for posting again.
But, I must say if you like "The 'Burbs", you owe it to yourself to watch "Big" and "The Money Pit" also!

Definitely! The Money Pit rocks. Whatever happened to Shelley Long? She disappeared.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:03 PM   #9
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Yes, I love when Tom Hanks gets stuck in the floor in Money Pit.
He just lays there making paper airplanes outta money lol
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What about Turner & Hooch or Dragnet /I know, it was stupid... but funny in a way/ ;].
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #11
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What about Turner & Hooch or Dragnet /I know, it was stupid... but funny in a way/ ;].

Yeah, Turner and Hootch was a great movie.
My mom is crazy about it. I have never seen Dragnet. It seems when Hanks first stared in Forrest Gump; he left his comedy movie days behind him.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #12
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Actually, I think that started because of Philadelphia. I wonder if that was basically the first movie that showed Hanks' dramatic chops, and so after it's success he started doing more and more.

I've seen bits and pieces of Dragnet, but I didn't like it very much. Turner & Hooch is okay, but I've only watched it just a few times because of the depressing ending. I actually prefer K-9 when it comes to cop/dog-partner comedies. I also like You've Got Mail, though it felt about 20 minutes too long.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:35 PM   #13
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Actually, I think that started because of Philadelphia. I wonder if that was basically the first movie that showed Hanks' dramatic chops, and so after it's success he started doing more and more.

I've seen bits and pieces of Dragnet, but I didn't like it very much. Turner & Hooch is okay, but I've only watched it just a few times because of the depressing ending. I actually prefer K-9 when it comes to cop/dog-partner comedies. I also like You've Got Mail, though it felt about 20 minutes too long.

Maybe it was in the movie Philadelphia that he started on his other side of acting.
I do like his more serious work such as Forrest Gump, Castaway, and The Terminal. But, I just wish that he would go back to his roots as a comedian and make movies such as The 'Burbs again.
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oh jeez the burbs!
this movie accually helped me to get an A on a test in fifth grade.
i had to tell the difference between suburbs, rural and a few other things and i just though of the 'burbs.
what would society do without movies like these?
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:24 PM   #15
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Awesome movie. As a kid, I used to think that the title was The Birds. Imagine my confusion when I asked my parents to rent it for me and they came home with the Alfred Hitchcock film. Wost night ever!

Er, since The Birds is a better film than The Burbs - wouldn't it improve rather than diminish your evenings entertainment?
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:43 PM   #16
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Ya, Burbs is great, I always liked it.
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Er, since The Birds is a better film than The Burbs - wouldn't it improve rather than diminish your evenings entertainment?

Like you can really compare the two anyway.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:40 PM   #18
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Like you can really compare the two anyway.

Even tho Hitchcock is one of my heroes, I must say that The 'Burbs is a better movie!
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:56 PM   #19
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Er, since The Birds is a better film than The Burbs - wouldn't it improve rather than diminish your evenings entertainment?

I was five-years-old and expecting a comedy with Tom Hanks; not birds killing people. It should've tipped me off that my parents thought it might be too scary for me when I asked for it, but I kept insisting it was indeed what I wanted.

Although I do agree that Hitchcock is superior. Now. Back then it only freaked me out.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:43 PM   #20
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It's funny... but I gotta admit that when I was little it scared me just a little. I think it gave me nightmares, haha.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:55 AM   #21
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The 'Burbs is one of my all-time favorites. It's always fun to see grown men acting like children. Especially Bruce Dern. "That's about a 10 on the ol' tension scale there, Reub!"

Carrie Fisher looked pretty in that one.
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #22
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The 'Burbs is one of my all-time favorites. It's always fun to see grown men acting like children.

Yeah, especially that scene where Rumsfield and Art are begging Ray's wife to let him come outside. "Please, Carol, let him come out." And the way they then turn and walk away with their heads down, and Bruce Dern goes that little kick at the ground, is hilarious. lol!
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