Beethoven (1992)

beethoven“You’d better think of something to name him ’cause when I come home and he’s destroyed my house, I wanna know what to call him.” – George Newton

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Dec 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A family acquires a Saint Bernard puppy, not realizing how big and how much trouble he will be when he grows up.

My Take on it – This is another movie that I have always known about, but just had no desire to take the time to see because I just didn’t think that I’d like it very much.

One of my sons told me a few weeks ago that they started watching this in school one day and that he thought the whole family would enjoy it, so I decided to give it a shot.

Today, all 5 of us were home, so we decided to give it a go.

The kids all enjoyed it, especially the slapstick scenes that work so well.

My wife and I liked the fact that it was basically a fun family film that had layered messages that everyone of all ages can absorb even if they don’t realize it about family duty and responsibility and how a family need to stick together

I especially enjoyed seeing many known actors in smallish roles; Patricia Heaton, David Duchovney, Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci were all pretty much unknown at the time, but all 4 of them are now familiar faces now.

Add in Dean Jones, Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt and you can’t go wrong for a fun family movie.

This was written by John Hughes, but he chose to use a pseudonym instead.  I can’t understand why because it really wasn’t a bad movie.

Bottom Line – Fun family movie that works on numerous levels.  The kids will enjoy the slapstick humor and the adults will also enjoy the layered messages. Can’t believe I waited 22 years to finally see this one. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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4 thoughts on “Beethoven (1992)

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  3. Steve Martin, John Candy, Danny DeVito, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Jeff Goldblum, Rick Moranis, and Robin Williams were all considered for the role of George Newton.


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