With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.
Richard E. Grant
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dianne Wiest (Helen) was in The Lost Boys (1987), which was directed by Joel Schumacher who also directed Batman Forever and Batman & Robin (1997), Joaquin Phoenix (Garry) would play Batmans nemesis, The Joker in the DC movie of the same name Joker (2019) thirty years later. See more »
Boom mic can be seen moving in the reflection on the trunk lid of Frank's classic car as he checks it for scratches after Larry has brought it back after taking it out without his permission. See more »
Patty, why don't you play with Justin?
I don't understand what he's doing.
Well, he's... spinning.
Uh... no reason, just for fun.
It doesn't look like fun.
[gives Nathan a funny look]
You tried it?
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At the end of the credits: "Caution: Inhaling of helium from balloons is dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death." See more »
This is a classic ensemble film. It has an amazing cast of very talented people. I wonder how they got so lucky to get so many really good actors together with such varied films behind them. Steve Martin does a really good job and never has a bad moment in the film but the rest of the cast is great. Easily, one of Keanu Reeves' best early films. Joaquin Phoenix is great in his role. Dianne Wiest is priceless and has some really good scenes, including those with her daughter Martha Plimpton. Whatever happened to Martha Plimpton by the way? She was great in this and in "Running on Empty." Who plays that grandmother? She's great! Mary Steenburgen, Rick Moranis... Goes on and on. And the great Jason Robards. One of the finest actors this world has ever known. This is really a good movie about families - the good and bad side of them and some great moments about fatherhood. This is really, really a good movie and one that can be appreciated by so many people. A good rental - a good family movie. Go for it!
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