Number of Times Seen – 2 (Video in the 90’s and 21 Feb 2017)
Brief Synopsis – An updated version of the loveable blended family from the 70’s as they must find a way to get 20,000 in order to save their house.
My Take on it – As a kid who grew up in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I was exposed to all of the reruns of this show on a daily basis and therefore the Brady family has a warm place in my heart.
This film basically takes all that we loved about that show as kids and combined them for a 90 minutes recap of so much of the antics that the Brady’s encountered over the years.
The cats is superb because they are able to do near perfect impersonations of the characters from the original show.
AS the parents, Mike and Carol, Gary Cole and Shelly Long do wonderful jobs recreating this characters.
Despite rehashing many ideas form the original show, they are able to keep things fresh, and funny here along with adding so many innuendos that are all able to transport us back the days when we would watch all of those reruns.
The fact that they update the story to the 90’s, but keep the Brady’s stuck in the 70’s is an ingenious way of adapting this film.
Bottom Line – Very fun film that takes everything we all loved about the show and crammed it into 90 minutes. Loved the way they adapted it for the 90’s with the whole world changing besides them. Great job of keeping things fresh and funny along with so many innuendos that still all make us feel like we are watching a rerun of the show. Cast all do perfect impersonations of the original characters and Cole and Long are superb here. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – As he heads off to his business meeting, Carol Brady tells her husband, Mike, to “Go get ’em, Tiger”, and then wonders to herself “Tiger, Tiger: what ever happened to that dog?” Tiger was the name of the Bradys’ dog in the TV series. But, after the first two seasons, the dog was never seen again, even though his dog house was still out back. The movie is supposed to take place in the later seasons. So, that line is an inside joke to the show. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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