Uncle Buck, 1989 - ★★★½

Uncle Buck, 1989 - ★★★½


“I've been known to circumcise a gnat. You're not a gnat are you Bug?”

- Uncle Buck to the kids Buck Russell to the ladies (John Candy)

The Russell's are forced to leave their three kids with their unemployed bachelor uncle named Buck. Who throws out the parents rule book and brings in a new set of outrageously bizarre rules for their day to day life.

John Hughes at his most light and family orientated (well excluding a bit of mild profanity, is shit even a swearword this day and age?). But its a movie that holds up surprisingly well all these years later. Down to John Candy's genuine jovial nature and ease around the kids (can think of dozens of actors who'd just be creepy in the role). The film does hang during the segments of Bucks own personal problems with a former flame. But when hes sitting the two younger kids (Macaulay Culkin & Gaby Hoffmann), sorting out the dating issues of eldest sister Tia and her boyfriend Bug, its heaps of fun.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Buck trying to dissuade man hungry spinster Mrs. Frost. Jay Underwood who played Bug surprisingly looking like Brit satirist Chris Morris.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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