Overall Rank: 18691
Average Rating: 2.1/4
# of Ratings: 40
Theatrical Release Date: 09/05/2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Weisman
Actors: David Spade, Mary McCormack, Craig Bierko, Scott Terra, Jenna Boyd, Alyssa Milano
Plot: Dickie Roberts was once a successful child star. Now in his 30s, he's desperate to act again. Dickie auditions for a movie and is told that he can't play the part because he has no idea how to be a real person. He decides that the best way to learn how to be a real person is to finally live the childhood he never had. So Dickie hires a family to teach him how to be a child and unexpectedly, they learn as much from him as he learns from them. -- serioussir
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Snoogans - wrote on 10/03/2011
One of Spade's better films. Not everything works here, but the jokes that do are very funny.
dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/25/2011
Has David Spade been in any movies that were funny???
serioussir - wrote on 06/22/2008
Although there are some funny and touching moments, this movie doesn't ever flow. It feels like a bunch of ideas stuck together to make a movie. Too bad, I really like David Spade.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 03/02/2013
The movie stars David Spade as Dickie Roberts, a former child star who was famous for saying this is "Nuking Futs!" Dickie is now in his 30's looking to recapture his fame by getting a role in a new Rob Reiner film being cast but since he essentially missed out on his childhood, his agent Sidney (Jon Lovitz) thinks he might not get the part. In order to research the role, he hires a suburban family to be his surrogate family for a month in hopes of gathering insight into the experiences of a traditional family.
But although the family he moves into looks idyllic and perfect at first, parents Grace (Mary McCormack) and George (Craig Bierko) are having troubles in their marriage, while the kids Sam (Scott Terra) and Sally (Jenna Boyd) are having troubles at school. This leads to some …
The SHC - wrote on 03/24/2009
I love this movie. It's funny, it's smart, and in a way is kind of an accurate portrayal of washed up former child actors and actresses. Then again, what else can you expect from a David Spade movie? In a way, I really think the person they're aking fun of in this is Corey Haim, who, as anyone who was alive in the '80's knows, was a popular child star (Lost Boys forever!) who's now burnt out and hasn't been in an A movie since the 1990's. Coincidently, Haim has a cameo appearance as himslef in this.
What I really love about this movie is the cameos from real former child stars, like Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Gary Coleman, Dustin Diamond, Tony Dow, and numerouse others. So, if you love 80's child stars, watch this movie, because you will see a hell of alot!
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