Milk Money (1994)

“Don’t worry. I’ve seen the Brady Bunch. Nothing bad ever happens to you people.’ – V

Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Jul 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Three young boys pool their money in order to go into the city to find a naked woman.

My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about years ago yet never had much interest in seeing what it was all about.

I’m glad I didn’t waste my time before now because this film has a pretty silly premise that they somehow think we could actually believe.

The story itself fails to work well enough and parts of the plot are laughable despite the fact that those aspects aren’t meant to be.

This film tries to find a way to be both a comedy and romantic drama and doesn’t manage to make us believe either of those kinds of categories.

Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris are both superb actors and it’s hard to try and understand why they would sign on for such a film.

Their characters aren’t developed well enough and they lack the kind of chemistry together needed to make this story even appear to work since their scenes together feel very disjointed and strange the entire time.

This film has a sub plot dealing with stolen money and it feels too tacked on which takes so much away from the possible enjoyment of such a film.

Instead of spending time making us want to care about the main characters, they chose to try and add a small mystery to the plot which is all too predictable and banal the whole way through.

The movie has a running gaga where different people keep thinking that Griffith’s profession is something else and that kind of idea works once or twice, but they hammer it in and over twenty times is probably a bit excessive and even annoying.

Bottom Line – Pretty silly premise that doesn’t work well enough.  The story tries to be both humorous and dramatic and in the end doesn’t manage to succeed in either category.  Griffith and Harris are both superb actors yet they lack any kind of real chemistry here and their scenes together are a bit too strange. The sub plot dealing with stolen money feels too tacked on and that also takes so much away from the enjoyment of things because instead of spending time trying to develop these characters, they instead add a small mystery aspect to things that feels much too out of place.  The running gag about what different people think Griffith’s profession is is funny once or twice, but twenty plus times is too excessive.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One extra in this film is 14-year-old Kevin Youkilis, future first-baseman and two-time World Series champion for the Boston Red Sox. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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