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Little Monsters
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Directed By
Richard Greenberg

Written By:
Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott

Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton, Frank Whaley, Devin Ratray, Rick Ducommun, Tom Hull, J. Michael Hunter, Ben Savage, William Murray Weiss, Amber Barretto, J. Michael Hunter, Lisa Cain, Tony Bonsignore, Magbee

Little Monsters (1989)
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Movie Review by Zara
April 16th, 2007

Reviewing from the mom perspective

This movie is creepier than I remembered. As a younger person (I was 14 when it was released) I thought it was fairly cool. I didn't catch onto some of the themes that were going on.

For kids in the age range of 10-14, this movie should be just about right. Well, come to think of it, most of the 14 year olds out there want to watch R rated flicks now.

In the case of smaller children, they might be a little more freaked out over the themes of mom and dad fighting and potentially getting a divorce (something that gets waxed over VERY quickly as well as the situation with the kids suddenly calling and saying that they are in California.)

I have a 6 year old. She was quite taken with this movie. She's not the type of little kid who gets freaked out over stuff very easily and she doesn't have two happy parents to worry about breaking up. So maybe our situation is unique.

In any case, I love that they end the movie with a Talking Heads song and I also love Frank Whaley being the bad guy, even though even I was a little disturbed at how his face melts off and just hangs in pieces and this was still supposed to be considered a harmless PG rated family film.

Perhaps because of all of these elements, the movie didn't end up making any money at the box office.

Oh, and if you'd like to check out My Midget's review of this film, here's the link for the Youtube video of her talking about it.


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Apr 18, 2007 11:31 PM
also wrote a review of Little Monsters
You stole my thunder........

Zombie Boy
Apr 16, 2007 5:01 PM
I kept waiting for Maurice to put a glove over his head and blow it up.
Apr 16, 2007 5:43 PM
When I was 16, I saw Howie Mandel perform at the Majestic Ventura Theater. It was one of the best stand-up performances that I've been to (and I've gone to quite a few being that I'm a complete stand-up groupie).

He started making fun of this one woman in the front (we were in dinner room seating, everyone at these long tables watching the show. How my 17 year old boyfriend and I managed to pull that off I attribute to his full beard) who was clearly bombed and complaining that he wasn't very funny.

So he started mocking her back and at one point called her the "mouthy slut." (Or maybe it was wh*re, but he was calling her mouthy) She stood up on her chair and started shaking her fist at him and babbling incoherently. When the spotlight hit her he said "That's right! Stand up and show everyone who the slut is!"

She promptly slid back down into her chair and didn't say another word for the rest of the night. It was priceless.

Apr 16, 2007 6:38 PM
I loved this movie, although I don't remember a lot about it, I saw it when I was younger on video and just thought Fred Savage was ADORABLE.

oh and Zara, I too am a stand up groupie :)
I haven't been to any shows yet, I mostly just stalk them out on myspace, until the day I have enough money and am old enough to go to the shows.

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