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The Burbs (1989) Movie Reviews

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Das beginnt vielversprechend: Irgendwo in der amerikanischen Vorstadt ziehen neue Nachbarn in eine Art Gothic House, das in dieser Umgebung wirkt, als würde Tarantula Platz nehmen auf einer Sahnetorte. Man sieht sie niemals tagsüber und niemand weiss, woher sie kommen. Nachts aber dringen aus ihrem Keller bollernde Geräusche und es blitzt und donnert. Werden dort Leichen verbrannt? Die Nachbarn reagieren weniger genervt als vielmehr neugierig. Im Mittelpunkt steht Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks), der eigentlich mit seiner Frau (Carrie Fisher) in den Urlaub zum See aufbrechen wollte. Ray äussert seine Verdachtsmomente über die Neuen, seine Frau aber hält ihn für kindisch. Ausgewachsene Kinder, das sind auch seine Freunde von nebenan (Bruce Dern und Rick Ducommun) und sie gründen sofort eine Bürge...


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04/10/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)


The burbs is a dark, twisted and altogether hilarious suburban comedy; endlessly quotable, perfectly cast (especially Bruce Dern and Henry Gibson) and full of surprises. My top 10 favorite moments: 10) Just how much food Ducommun is prepared to eat in his first scene (including pancakes, french toast, bacon, eggs, sausage, a bottle of syrup, dogfood, a pineapple and ribs.) 9) Dern screaming he's going to catch the dog and "staple his @$$ shut" 8) Hanks throwing his coffee at the paperboy. 7) When they're throwing garbage all over the street and arguing. 6) The way Ruben is staring at Hanks during the housewarming visit. 5) Dern eating animal crackers while on the roof and soon after, "Yo, Rumsfield!" and he falls off the roof and shoots out a car window. 4) Dern and Ducomm...

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