Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The 'Burbs (1989)

4 / 5 Mar '09
Tagline: A comedy about one nice guy who gets pushed too far
Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Dana Olsen
Actors include: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
Genre: Comedy, Action, Horror
Length: 101 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

A cute little story about a man (Hanks) who allows paranoia and neighborly conspiracies get the better of him. See the new neighbors are a bit strange, they have strange lights coming from their house at night, they never come out and so on. Then when a neighbor disappears they start to point the finger at the neighbors and even take it upon themselves to further investigate regardless of peril. The neighbors are of course creepy and arouse suspicion to say the least, but there is a good lesson to be had here. It's a nice little film that is remotely twisted but certainly easy to watch. Darker than I had anticipated, and a bit stranger than I had thought but a nice surprise none the less.

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