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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.
"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 call my kid Bug.
Buck is a forty-something, never married, childless, can barely hold down a job man who enjoys dabbling in gambling and booze. He's also the only hope for a sitter that his brother and sister in law have for their three kids, as they have to go out of town for a family emergency.
This was my first time seeing this film in its entirety. I haven't seen enough film of John Candy's to say I'm a huge fan, but this was certainly a great performance. It was also fun to see Macaulay Culkin, who manages to steal every scene he's in.
John Hughes has given us some fantastic 80's films and here's one of my favourites: Uncle Buck. John Candy plays Buck, who gets called in to look after his niece's and nephew due to a family emergency. This unlikely Baby Sitter struggles with his new family role but it always ends in comedy results. It's lovely, lighthearted, laugh out loud funny with some really memorable scenes - particularly the mole scene. John Candy is comedy gold and I just adore Amy Madigan as Buck's girlfriend. Need a comedy to watch this weekend? Watch this.
Anchored by a great John Candy performance, "Uncle Buck" is a funny, sweet, heartfelt 80s comedy that rings all kinds of John Hughes.
Uncle Buck is a very standard comedy with some awful moments some good but with your average jokes.
A cute film from Hughes, but not as good as his previous work. It's not bad, it's just not good either.
John Candy gives a warm, loving performance as Uncle Buck, a slacker family member called in to take care of his nieces and nephew while their parents are off visiting family. The film works because of the cast, as the kids are all anchored in reality. They're cute, but they aren't stereotypical characters with one liners... they react to Uncle Buck in a way that is very lovable. It's John Candy who holds this movie together in a big warm bear hug of a performance, though.
The whole movie is more of a drama with an overall light comedic tone. The tone doesn't shift, either. It starts as a light comedy, it stays that way through the middle and right…
I'm sorry to say I didn't grow up with this film, because it is an automatic classic. I could watch it again and again and never grow tired of it. Heartwarming, charming, and funny!
I shan't deprive my children of this film. Oh, and talk about a gorgeous 80s synth soundtrack!
Childhood memories of watching this on the movie channel at CentreParcs. Still holds up.
“I've been known to circumcise a gnat. You're not a gnat are you Bug?”
- Uncle Buck to the kids Buck Russell to the ladies (John Candy)
The Russell's are forced to leave their three kids with their unemployed bachelor uncle named Buck. Who throws out the parents rule book and brings in a new set of outrageously bizarre rules for their day to day life.
John Hughes at his most light and family orientated (well excluding a bit of mild profanity, is shit even a swearword this day and age?). But its a movie that holds up surprisingly well all these years later. Down to John Candy's genuine jovial nature and ease around the kids (can think of dozens…
One of Candy's best films, and probably the last good one before his death in 94.
One of my favorite gags in this movie is when he just arrives at his brother's home and he's checking out the place. He knocks into a dish and it doesn't break. He says to himself, "Wow, an unbreakable dish!" and smashes it against the piano. Of course it falls to pieces.
Great movie, and always happy when it gets a spin at the house.
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