Uncle Buck (1989)

 Uncle_buck“Fair enough. I like to carry it, you never know when you’re going to need it. A situation may come up say for example, someone has been drinking, and about to drive a loved one home… then I’d like to know I have it. Not to kill, no. Just to maim. Take a little off the shoulder. Swish! The elbow. Slash! Shave a little meat off the old kneecap. Fowap! Ooooo! You got both kneecaps? I like to keep mine razor sharp. Sharp enough you can shave with it. Why I’ve been known to circumcise a gnat. You’re not a gnat are you, Bug? Wait a minute, bug, gnat. Is there a little similarity? Whoa, I think there is! Ha ha ha. You understand what I’m talking about? I don’t think you do. I’ll be right back. Heh heh heh heh.” – Buck

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times  (theater in ’89, video and 18 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – After circumstances leave them with no other options, a couple must resort to having the husband’s single brother watch their kids while they are away.

My Take on it – I have always enjoyed this movie.

There are many funny moments that John Hughes got right which almost all relate to relatives or the views that teenagers and adults have of each other.

John Candy was perfectly cast as Buck and does a geat job with
the character. The viewer loves his attitude towards his responsibilities in life and no matter the situation, he finds a way to handle it.

This movie also had the debut of Macauley Culkin who proved just in one scene (His interrogation of Buck) that he could hold his own against an adult. This undoubtedly led to him being cast by Hughes for Home Alone (1990).

Bottom Line – Funny movie. Candy is perfectly cast. Culkin showed he could hold his own which probably led to his role in Home Alone (1990). Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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