He Is Back!
A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday.
A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday.
Paul Reubens Jordan Black Doug Cox Linda Porter Monica Horan Brian Palermo Katherine Vanderlinden Tara Buck John H. Mayer Richard Riehle Dave Power Josh Meyers Corey Martin Craig Paul Rust Robert R. Shafer John Moody Joe Manganiello Jessica Pohly Stephanie Beatriz Alia Shawkat Daniel Lue Darrin Henson Clayton Cannon Patrick Egan Gloria Vassy Erick Chavarria Frank Collison Lynne Marie Stewart Karen Maruyama Show All…
Pee-wee Herman's Big Holiday, Pee-wee Herman 3 - Pee-wee's Big Holiday
I'm so happy right now!
You can't go back! Nostalgia is a trap!! Force Awakens was a fluke!! ... I know you are but what am I? ... AHHHH!!!
I've been rooting for Paul Reubens for so long to get a chance at another movie!! I've read interviews where he said he had plans but they would always fall through... but he finally got it!! And he fucking nailed it!!!
Pee-wee's commute to work! Pee-wee's still the breakfast king! All the girls love Pee-wee!! The emerald sharks!!! ... Fuck! I've got to stop!!
I want to list everything I loved about this movie - but it'd turn into a monster list that I'd just keep knitting and knitting and knitting…
A Pee-wee movie in 2016? This could've been a *disaster*, but from its opening dream sequence, both bizarre as fuck and utterly heartfelt, the audience is welcomed back into this throwback world with only minimal references to the original film and subsequent series. Pee-wee's Big Holiday isn't as overloaded with lunacy as the original Tim Burton masterwork, and yes, it doesn't come close to the stunning avant-garde sensibilities of Pee-wee's Playhouse, but its uneven shortcomings pale in comparison to the stop-by-stop variety of indelible characters and the sweetly delicate romance between Pee-wee and Joe Manganiello.
It is this core relationship, built up impeccably though visual dream sequences and remarkable chemistry, that propels Pee-wee's journey along. Gags ensue,…
One of my favorite movies growing up was Pee-wee's Big Adventure. I wouldn't be surprised if I've seen it over 10 times. No matter how many times I watch that movie, it remains just as funny. I loved riding my bike solely because of Pee-wee Herman.
Pee-wee's Big Holiday is an absolute joy. It was very refreshing seeing Pee-wee in a movie again. I swear Paul Ruebens hasn't aged a bit and he still was able to pull off the character perfectly. Pee-wee Herman and Joe Manganiello are the ultimate duo.
Thank you for making this, Netflix. However, I still can't fully forgive you yet for making the Ridiculous 6.
If I was trapped in a well and my friends and family heard that the woman inside only asked for rootbeer barrels, they too would know it was me. It was really great watching Pee-Wee in a new movie, but it was even better to know that I'm not alone in my love of old people candy. Someone send me a box full, please!
19/30 for my SXSW2016
Pee-wee is back and he's not here for twerking and selfies. Paul Reubens succeeds where so many of our old favorites have failed us during this wave of nostalgia for quick cash. With no wasted effort at bringing Pee-wee to the modern age, Reubens, Apatow, and first time director John Lee bring back the beloved classic spirit in a story with lots of 80s charm. It's perfect for Netflix, allowing his audience to come to him. Big Holiday blatantly ignore the continuity set by Big Adventure and on top of that almost actively avoids throw backs, besides Pee-wee himself and his old habits. Don't expect a cringe-worthy 2 hour attempt at rehashing old one liners. While the packed house at Paramount was giddy and overjoyed I don't think there will be any gut busting moments for those watching alone or with a small group at home, but I was smiling the entire time.
Within the first two minutes Pee Wee gives a friendship bracelet to an extra terrestrial in a dream. There is also a ridiculously extended homage to the morning breakfast sequence in Big Adventure, switch blade sisters, a Simone cameo, a New York musical number inspired by On the Town, and Joe Mangimellhdgjlooow.
Pee Wee may have lost a step in the performance piece of his quirky man boy...but his writing chops and gift of gaggery are still aces.
The kids breathlessly awaited this film for months watching the trailer on Netflix many times over. They were not disappointed (my daughter is already mimicking the Amish balloon scene with pin point perfection).
As for me I compare this film to seeing…
Probably not a 4-star movie, but my almost-4-year-old and I laughed a lot.
Pee-Wee's big gay road trip. Shockingly tame given that sentiment. Loaded with puns. Paul Rueben's sad old eyes contrast with his ageless face. They don't make these sort of light hearted road movies anymore. A pleasant journey.
Encyclopedia, pimple and uh... hairball.
It's only March but I would find it hard to believe that a better romantic film will come out this year than this one. The Pee-Wee Herman/Joe Manganiello romance is cinematic genius.
63 year old Paul Reubens is back as Pee-Wee and he hasn't lost a step. It's a perfect throwback with hardly any attempt at modernizing anything, which is the way it should be. Nonsensical, ridiculous and absurd. Idiotic to some, comedic genius to others.
Also discovered that all I need to be entertained is Paul Reubans with a balloon.
Genuinely surprised to find this as enjoyable as it was, since it's essentially a retread of Big Adventure without Tim Burton's zany sensibilities, and one whose final act disappointingly lacks fun spectacle, but given how consistently charming it is, I guess this shouldn't be much of a shock. As with Big Adventure, most of the humor is chuckle-worthy, but there are a few moments, particularly the slow motion dream sequences, that had me in stitches (though nothing in here tops the gutbusting hilarity of Big Adventure's ending). Also, I was worried that the relationship between Pee-wee and Joe Manganiello would be sickly sweet, but it was actually quite genuine, to the point where I kind of wish it had ditched…
pee wee has been wearing the same suit for 31 years
Nothing can live up to pee wee’s big adventure
It's okay, and has some funny moments. Having just watched Peewee's Big Adventure, what seems clear is that Peewee/Paul Rubens doesn't have the same manic energy as he once did. It's not that he's not committed, but the pitch is slowed down some. That isn't a question of the direction either as it seems to be how the character is now written. Even the delivery of the lines is much more regularized--far less of the sudden swerves mid-sentence that Peewee would have. My instinct here is to say that Rubens is still brilliant, but needs to develop a new character that can exist in his new mode. The good news is that the character and the movie doesn't really just coast on nostalgia.
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There's a lot about this that feels like a workmanlike retread of Pee-Wee past. But even though the Pee-Wee character has always been one bathed in Reagan-era irony, what elevates this is its sincerity, especially the sincerity in the relationship between Pee-Wee and Joe Manganiello. They really love each other and make each other happy! It's a flavor that makes the rest of these leftovers taste better than you'd suspect when you dig them out of the fridge.
If it weren’t for shots of an iPhone or two and the 30 years on Paul Reubens’ face that are intermittently visible to varying degrees, it would be really easy for someone to watch the brand-new Pee-wee’s Big Holiday and think that it was a 1986 sequel to 1985’s now-classic Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.
This 2016 direct-to-Netflix feature film shows almost zero signs of modernity, and it’s all the better for it. Director John Lee (MTV2’s subversive Wonder Showzen) mines the same 50s-era cult eccentricities of Tim Burton’s original while keeping the special effects lo-fi and cheesy.
As far as the story goes, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, which is co-written by Reubens and Paul Rust, is as interested in all of…
Fun, but the one part that felt the most authentically Pee-Wee was at the end when his friends ask him if he wants to come over to jam or something and he just replies "Why don't you!"
Why is this good?
just want my nephew to think i'm as cool as joe.
I loved Katie Vanderlinden
It isn’t quite the same as Pee See’s big adventure but it stays true to the character, true to the bizarre and brilliant comedy, and will give Pee Wee fans exactly what they’re looking for.
The 4 year old loves this one, maybe even more than Big Adventure which is baffling to me but a lot of what he does, thinks and says baffles me so...
Anyways, this movie is weird. Weird by Pee Wee standards even but I’ve seen it like 4 times at this point and it’s kinda grown on me. I was a huge fan of Wonder Showzen so I’m happy to see John Lee continuing to work and some of that sensibility is here but much less pointed/political. I also really liked Love and Paul Rust’s touch is evident too.
Anyways, yeah this shit is weird and my favorite bit of weirdness is the cave dwelling emo rapper with daddy issues. Or that the movie is a platonic love story between Pee Wee and Joe Manganiello playing himself. Or that my son loves this so much lol.
Out of all of these ‘30-years-later’ comedy sequels, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday is the most faithful to the originals. It’s a lovely, friendly little adventure that works just as well as some of the original Pee-Wee content.
I like that it’s very aware of its audience, and knows exactly what it can and can’t get away with. The film gradually gets more unrealistic and bizarre, which I loved; it starts as straight-cut as Pee-Wee gets, and ends with Pee-Wee making a 20,000 feet dive from a flying car using an umbrella as a parachute.
Joe Manganiello and Pee-Wee’s gay romance subplot was extremely well done, and both touching and hilarious. This film clearly has a heart and a deep respect for the earlier films. Nothing about this should work, but it’s a blast, and a good farewell to a beloved character.
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