Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren, Joel Murray, Grenville Cuyler
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 93 minutes
Savage Steve Holland follows up his cult teen hit Better Off Dead with more madcap absurdity. Forget the plot, which takes frustrated cartoon prodigy John Cusack to Nantucket to woo aspiring singer-songwriter Demi Moore and take on the town's weasely real estate developer and his bullying son in a sailing regatta. For Savage Steve, the "revenge of the misfits" story is merely an excuse to unleash his arsenal of gags. Think of it as an Airplane for the teen set, punctuated by wacky twists (hyperactive Bobcat Goldthwait rampaging in a Godzilla suit), demented animated interludes, and the world's ugliest dog. The cartoonish punchlines don't always deliver, but the rat-a-tat delivery keeps them coming so fast it doesn't matter, and Cusack holds it all together with his winning presence. And, refreshingly, this is one PG rating that actually means no foul language or sex. --Sean Axmaker
Ack Ack, let me tell you a little story. A story about a little fat kid who everybody made fun of, and nobody liked and he had a twin brother, and everybody said he never looked like his twin brother, but he wanted to...
Ack Ack Raymond:
Egg, where you that little boy?
No! No! But I used to beat the shit out him! "Why are you so fat? Why are so ugly?" Aaagghh!
Ack Ack Raymond:
Great story, thanks.
Will you watch where you're going! We're heading for the docks!
We've gotta make the boat!
Boat? What boat?
What, did you think we were driving to Nantucket? Come on, it's an island!
You never mentioned any boats! I hate boats! I'm not getting on any boat!
I beg to differ!