The Brady Bunch Movie
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Campy, affectionate send-up of a classic TV show.
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Fresh: This is enormous fun, one of the best TV adaptations to date, and guaranteed to provoke a nostalgic misty eye and mischevious grin in anybody who's ever owned a crimplene tank top.
- Caroline Westbrook, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Wonder of wonders, Thomas and her colleagues have turned this mother lode of 1970s kitsch into a pretty tasty little comedy.
- David Lyman, Film.com, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Fresh: A gentle, passable spoof.
- Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, January 1, 2000
I certainly don't think anyone who didn't grow up with series, or at least had some fondness for it is going to get a terrible lot of this, but I have to admit, I quite like it, even though it is stupid, and have watched it quite a few times over the years. They have done a really good job with casting here - particularly Shelley Long as Carol and Christine Taylor as Marcia - both look very similar to the original ones. The rest of the cast are fine too. I think this works because rather than setting this in the 70's or else updating the Brady's to modern times, they have left the Brady's exactly as they are, and popped them into the 90's in a time warp. This sets up some funny situations with the people they encounter who simply think they are all strange (probably quite rightly!). All the best lines are in there - "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"... "Now I'll never be a teen model!". Jean Smart is hilarious as their next door neighbour, Mrs Ditmeyer and also the girl who plays Marcia's best friend and is secretly in love with her (not sure who that actress is) is funny too. Plus, I defy anyone who grew up with the Brady's not to smile at them dancing along to Sunshine Day in the department store! For fans only.
- romy861, Saturday, January 29, 2011