|Uncle Buck (VHS, 1996) (VHS, 1996)|
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|Uncle Buck (VHS, 7 1996) •Leading Role: John Candy, Gaby Hoffman|
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|Uncle Buck (VHS, MCA Home Video 1996) John Candy, Jean Kelly, Amy Madigan|
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No doubt about it, this is John Candy's funniest performance. Buck Russell (Candy) is a professional "nothing". He makes a living by gambling, playing cards, and playing the horses. He doesn't have much and really doesn't want much. He lives his life one day at a time and is happy. He has a girlfriend, Chanise Kobalaski, and she loves him. He loves her too, bur is content to string her along rather than settle down. She runs a tire business and is successful. She wants Buck to work for her company and has offered him a good job and company car. All this means to Buck is being tied down!
When Buck's brother's father-in-law suddenly has a heart attack, he and his wife have to leave in the middle of the night. As an absolutely last resort, they call Buck to watch their three kids, Tia (the oldest, about 15), Miles, and Maisy who are about eight and nine. First of all, Chanise is pissed because Buck was supposed to start working for her the next day. Tia is on a one way trip to becoming a juvenile delinquent. She thinks that she is old enough to do whatever she wants, and her parents have spent much more time getting rich and not enough on teaching values to their children. Buck bonds well with the two young kids and they love him, but there is nothing but open warfare between him and Tia.
When Tia takes off to go spend the weekend with her sleaze-bag boyfriend, "Bug", Buck goes looking for her. After crashing a party where all of the "Cool" kids were, he finds Bug, but with another poor girl, getting the "Be cool" talk. Leaving the party, he finds Tia walking and crying. She had just found out the truth about "being cool". Buck is not critical, or spiteful with her. She now realizes that what he had warned her about 'being cool' was true. They find an honest, middle ground, and a true friendship begins. The kids parents are on the way home, and the grandfather is doing well.
Both Buck and Tia have done a lot of growing up that night. Tia realizes that having family who cares and loves you is important. Buck also has learned that he has been unfair with Chenise, and that he does love her. This was a good and funny film, and I would recommend it to all.
Uncle Buck is probably John Candy's funniest movies. In this film, there has been an emergency in his brother's wife's family and they are forced to make a spur of the moment trip in the middle of the night. The only babysitter that was available anywhere was Uncle Buck. He is fun loving, crazy, and totally against working for a living. He is a gambler, a smoker, and is absolutely dead set on nothing else but having a good time. The three kids are not used to anybody really caring for them. The oldest daughter, Tia, is about 15, and is a stuck-up little "Bit-h" who thinks that she is super smart and 30! She lies and does anything she can to be hateful to everybody else; a real brat! The two little ones, Miles and Maisey, are cute and normal. Throughout this ordeal, Buck manages to impart a lot of himself on these kids, finally leaving them with a real sense of family, and a family member who can be counted on in a pinch. Even Tia learns to be human, and discovers that it's OK to be a kid.
It's a classic family movie. Good price, Uncle Buck is hysterical for anyone with kids or without! John Candy is classic and so funny. A must see.
What can I say....... I love John Candy and know I can't go wrong purchasing whatever he appears in. I actually have this movie but wanted to give my youngest son one of his own, he is preparing to move out.
One of John Candys best. This one is very funny. Just remember relatives are not always bad. I'd buy this in any form vhs dvd you pick it dosen't matter.