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The Burbs Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Burbs


A quiet, normal suburban neighborhood is suddenly brought out of hiding when some strange next door neighbors move in. Hanks stars as Ray Peterson, a normal, everyday fella on vacation at home. Corey Feldman is the hippie teenage next door neighbor, and Brude Dern is outstanding as the crazed ex-soldier. This is a wacky, screwball comedy about a bunch of suburban loosers creeping through their backyards, spying on the neighbors. A hilarious movie, but it generally bombs critically. Still, don't let opinion deter you from watching this one.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Evan McKearn




Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) has a bad feeling about his new neighbors. Him and his neighborhood buddies will uncover what his creepy new neighbors are up to at all costs. This film will keep you laughing and yet keep you thinking.
The review of this Movie prepared by Toby Megregian



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   adults acting eccentric

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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