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Uncle Buck (1989)

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Comedy movie directed by John Hughes

John Candy has one of his finest opportunities in this film by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) about a perpetual screw-up (Candy) who gets his act together enough to watch over his brother's kids effectively. The late actor scores big points resurrecting … see full wiki

Director: John Hughes
1 review about Uncle Buck (1989)

Light Hearted Amusement

  • Aug 15, 2004
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Uncle Buck succedes as a light hearted comedy. John Candy plays his role well as a manchild trying to babysit is nephew and nieces while his brother and sister in law are away tending an ailing family member. The clash is greatest with teenager Tia and Buck.

Its interesting how Buck tries to guide these children right from wrong yet he fails in many ways to take responsibilities for his own life. Although you cannot take the movie too seriously, the lesson learned is that blood is thicker than water and an adult will go to the ends of the earth to protect a child relative from unsavory activity.

Candy's comedic lines are certainly worth a viewing if nothing else. The man was a talent and its a shame his life was so short.

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