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Uncle Buck (1989)

Updated: Jun 3

PG | 1hr 40min | 7/10 #Comedy #1980sMovies

Parental Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

"Uncle Buck" presents the story of Buck Russell, a carefree bachelor portrayed by John Candy, who unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of his brother's three children. Buck, with his unconventional lifestyle and humorous approach to life, finds himself in a series of comedic situations while adapting to his new role. Throughout the film, Buck's heartwarming efforts to bond with the kids and tackle parental responsibilities lead to moments of laughter and affection, challenging his carefree existence and revealing his capacity for love and responsibility.


STAFF REVIEW:

John Hughes' "Uncle Buck" shines as a heartwarming family comedy, elevated by John Candy's charismatic performance. The film strikes a perfect balance between humor and emotional depth, showcasing Hughes' skill in creating relatable and endearing characters. The movie's blend of comedy, drama, and family dynamics resonates with audiences, making it an enduring classic. It's a tribute to the unexpected paths of personal growth and the impact one individual can have on the lives of others.


CREDITS:

Director: John Hughes

Writer: John Hughes

Starring:

- John Candy

- Jean Louisa Kelly

- Gaby Hoffmann

Cinematography: Ralf D. Bode

Edited by: Lou Lombardo

Music by: Ira Newborn

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Release date: August 16, 1989

Run Time: 1 hr 40 min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

Budget: $15 million

Box office: $79.2 million


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