Uncle Buck Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3112

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 190

Theatrical Release Date: 08/16/1989

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: John Hughes

Actors: John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Amy Madigan, Laurie Metcalf

Plot: When Cindy Russell's dad falls ill, she and her husband Bob scramble to find someone to watch their three children so they can visit him. They finally have to settle on Buck Russell - a house wrecker with little experience with kids.

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Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015

Stupid pointless film. Not worthy of more than two sentences of review.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 11/21/2011

Uncle Buck is 1 of John Candys best films.It wasnt a holiday movie but it has a holiday feel to it & Its 1 of those movies you can watch every Thanksgiving or Christmas with your family or loved 1s.How can you not love Uncle Buck?

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Freddie - wrote on 12/08/2008

This is a great John Candy flick. I used to watch this all the time when I was younger, and I always love it when I get a chance to randomly catch it on tv.

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A Pleasure To Enjoy

ccbanker - wrote on 06/30/2010

When I was learning the ways of the world, I often wondered if my family was a typical family. Then comes the first time you meet with the other half of the family that you often heard about but weren't sure that they existed. This is such a tale. UB is the typical underachiever with a heart of gold that kids love but adults find worrisome. Uncle Buck isn't searching for anything in life and is happy to just enjoy life and spread his simple likes with friends and his goal oriented girlfriend. When his girlfriend's plans for him to get a job he's not excited about are interrupted by his desperate brother's need for someone to watch his kids while he goes to a funeral with his wife, this is buck's excuse to delay the job decision. Buck soon learns that responsibility and pleasure …


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A Must See Comedy

Taz - wrote on 08/05/2007

This is one of the all time classic comedy's. John Candy plays the perfect lovable loser who has to take care of his two nieces and nephew when his brother and his wife have to leave unexpectedly. When he first enters the house he has no clue how to take care of children or act like an adult but thought the course of the movie the kids learn some lessons from him and he learns some lessons from them with plenty of laughs along the way. The performance of a young Macaulay Culkin really steals the show for me. His endless questioning of his uncle buck when he first arrives to the look on his face when he finds Buck making him giant pancakes with a snow shovel for a spatula for his birthday. If some how you have nor seen this movie you need rent is ASAP.

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