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Release year: 1989 Director: John Hughes Screenwriter: John Hughes Starring: John Candy, Jean Louise Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan, Elaine Bromka, Garrett M. Brown When in dire need for a babysitter, family dad Bob (Brown) is forced to ask his bachelor brother Buck (Candy) for help, much to the distress of his wife ..

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Uncle Buck

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Release year: 1989

Director: John Hughes

Screenwriter: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Jean Louise Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Madigan, Elaine Bromka, Garrett M. Brown

When in dire need for a babysitter, family dad Bob (Brown) is forced to ask his bachelor brother Buck (Candy) for help, much to the distress of his wife Cindy (Bromka). The oldest daughter Tia (Kelly) isn’t too pleased either while the two youngest, Maizy (Hoffmann) and Miles (Culkin), never met their uncle. But now the three siblings truly get to know their eccentric uncle, whether they like it or not.

 

One of the most famous part for the late great comedian actor John Hughes (Cool Runnings, 1993) is this of the uncle from Hell, where he was directed by Hughes, who also directed him in the classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) two years previously. Uncle Buck was the actor’s first real take at a leading part and the big-hearted buffoon had no trouble handling it. Buck is definitely one of a kind and watching him bond with his nephew and nieces never grows dull, put it is undoubtedly the warmth of Candy that brings heart to the eccentric bachelor who survives on gambling. At first look, you understand the mother’s reluctance to invite Buck into her home, but you soon get to know and adore the chaos that is Buck, as you realize he has his heart in the right place. The movie shows a young pre-Home Alone (1990) Culkin and an adorable Hoffmann (Field of Dreams, 1989), but the focus is on the relationship between buck and angsty teen (Hughes specialty!) Tia, played terrifically by Kelly (Ant-Man, 2015). The interaction between the two brings the most frustrating, funny and endearing moments to the movie, moments which will leave you in love with this 1980s classic.

 
Moviegeek info:
 The scene where Miles interrogates Chanice through the mail slot gave John Hughes the idea for Home Alone (1990).
 
Picture copyrights: UIP

 

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