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Son In Law
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Directed By
Steve Rash

Written By:
Adam Small, Shawn Schepps, Fax Bahr

Cast:
Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Mason Adams, Patrick Renna, Dennis Burkley, Dan Gauthier, Tiffani Thiessen


 
Son In Law (1993)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 29th, 2007

Better than Dane Cook

Back in the late '80's and early '90's, Pauly Shore and his neo-hippy, stoner sense of humor was all the rage. There are comedians now who are popular for being as loud and obnoxious as possible, making me yearn for the simpler Shore times.

See, he might not have always been side-splittingly funny, but Shore never wanted to hurt anyone. He was able to tell mild jokes that were mildly amusing, all with a heart and good intentions behind them. Sure, there's a place for comedy which is angry and aggressive, but there's just as much a place for the kinder and gentler style as well.

I hate that people turned their backs on Shore when the styles changed. Watching this movie, about a college student who's been through every possible class and overstayed his welcome. Helping to groom a freshman girl who's a little too much farmer's daughter, she returns the favor by bringing him home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

There's nothing new or original about anything that goes on here, but I still giggle over a good portion of it. All the while yearning for a little more soft-hearted humor.

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