[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.
"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…
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…
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.
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,…
planes trains and automobiles was better
Great 80's comedy that holds up immensely well thanks to John Candys performance, the touching story, and great script. But yeah it's a John Hughes film so what'd you expect
John Candy's classic cool uncle movie will live on beyond us all
One of my favorite comedies of all time, so many small things about it I love.
Classic. This movie is too funny. John Candy and Macaulay Culkin are hilarious. There are many funny lines in the movie, like the one below:
"Who will take care of us? - Mr. and Mrs. Neville.
Is that a joke? - You don't like the Nevilles?
Their dog's a ball sniffer. - Don't talk like that.
Mr. Neville yelled at Michael because their dog was sniffing Michael's balls.
Don't use that word. - I don't know another word"
Overall Rating: 4/5
Sound Quality: 3/5
Picture Quality: 3/5
Media Type: Blu-ray
One of John Candy's best roles. One of John Hughes' best films.
For some reason, I always think this is a Thanksgiving movie. But it's not.
Pretty good film, better than I remember, especially the writing.
I still don't know who the three men who were staring through the letterbox were. Please tell me if you know!
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