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Year
1989
Runtime
100 min.
Director
John Hughes
Genre
Comedy
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
62,434
Checks
5,540
Favs
226
Dislikes
40
Favs/checks
4.1% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Very likeable and charming comedy, but predictable. Possibly John Candy's best role. 9 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Uncle Buck has to be THE John Candy showcase. He's so great as the confirmed and irresponsible bachelor who must take care of his brother's kids during a family emergency (and thereby learn a lesson about growing up himself). He's funny, but generally not too broad. He's kind despite being a rascal. He's overwhelmed, but still manages to do some good parenting. And his immaturity and chaotic spirit make him surprisingly good at bonding with the smaller kids and fiercely protective of the cruel teenage daughter who acts as both villain and whatever the family version of the object of a romcom is called. Though you're aware at times that the film is padded with bad parent gags, Candy navigates the story with such charm, it doesn't much matter. Full props to the kids as well. Jean Louisa Kelly is one of those perfect John Hughes teens; Macaulay Culkin seems to be auditioning for Home Alone and getting the part; and the little girl is played by... Gaby Hoffman?! A star in the making! Laurie Metcalf as the awkward neighbor could have had a bigger part too, she's quite funny. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and call this the very best John Candy film. 3 weeks 6 days ago
  3. Jonathan_Hutchings's avatar

    Jonathan_Hutchings

    No comments yet for Uncle Buck?! 10 years 7 months ago
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