[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
He's crude. He's crass. He's family.
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.
There are eighties movies that are impossible not to love. John Hughes had the monopoly on those films with classics like The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but the manic comedic brilliance that was John Candy was brought to the screen in another of Hughes's films,family favorite, Uncle Buck.
The fish-out-of-water scenario of an oafish bachelor being tasked with babysitting his brother's kids always had great scope for hilarity. Slobbish man-child John Candy was perfect as the caring uncle trying to do the right thing for his brother and sister-in-law following a family emergency. From the obvious pitfalls of dealing with a temperamental teenager with an attitude, to the gentle exuberance with which he endears himself to the…
"Miles: Where do you live?
Buck: In the city.
Miles: You have a house?
Miles: Own or rent?
Miles: What do you do for a living?
Buck: Lots of things.
Miles: Where's your office?
Buck: I don't have one.
Miles: How come?
Buck: I don't need one.
Miles: Where's your wife?
Buck: Don't have one.
Miles: How come?
Buck: It's a long story.
Miles: You have kids?
Buck: No I don't.
Miles: How come?
Buck: It's an even longer story.
Miles: Are you my Dad's brother?
Buck: What's your record for consecutive questions asked?
Buck: I'm your Dad's brother alright.
Miles: You have much more hair in your nose…
I don't like the fact that people don't talk about John Candy anymore. The man deserves recognition at all times.
I miss John Hughes, there will never be a director like him again.
It took me long enough to see this one, but I do see the charm. It's basically Home Not Alone and probably the apex of John Candy's career (not counting Trains, Planes & Automobiles).
When the parents of the Russell family learns that Cindy's father has suffered a heart attack they have to leave very suddenly for Indianapolis, and the only person they can think of to watch the children is their hopeless slob Uncle Buck.
This is pure John Hughes and John Candy at their prime, and the comedy works wonders. Overall I'd say it's wonderfully zany, and it really fits perfectly in tone with Home Alone. John Candy had mastered that bumbling, half-sympathetic loveable oaf, and in true form,…
I call my kid Bug.
"Would you like to talk about a possible lunch trade?"
This film got quite a bit of play throughout my childhood. I always liked it, but it also used to make me feel pretty uncomfortable for some reason. I never knew why at the time, but today after not having seen this film since my early teens, I can start to see why. It's got some oddly dark humor and, although marketed as a family movie, is most certainly geared towards an older audience. What I used to find uncomfortable in this film is now largely entertaining, but that bad taste still lingers a bit in the back of my mind.
I remembered this film as being more about the…
I haven't seen any of my uncles in years.
John Candy is one of the most lovable actors in film history, no doubt. The movie is funny and entertaining from start to finish, and some scenes are really brilliantly written. It's not one of Hughes best films, though
Not as silly as I remember. I think I like the constant over-the-top John Candy better.
What I Learned:
Some films will survive the test of time solely based on charm
John Candy: ★★★★★
Just terrible. Painful.
A vehicle tailor-made for John Candy, finds him playing an estranged, unemployed uncle asked to babysit for his brother’s three kids during an emergency trip (one an ornery teenager). A familiar set-up, but one that is buoyed by endearing performances from Candy and the kids (Macauley Culkin, among them, showing his full potential) and John Hughes solid direction. Some genuine PG-level laughs to be had here.
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