Monday, May 3, 2010

80s update, The Burbs

Yes, The Burbs.
I pulled this movie off the library shelf and rented it for two reasons. 1-Tom Hanks on the cover. I do really like him. 2- the 1989 release date.

The movie was mainly about the recently moved it,creepy "neighbors from Hell." From the cover I expected one of those "how could things get any worse" movies about a nice guy who gets frustrated, and more frustrated and so on... But actually it was a lot better than that with an ok plot and mystery. The creepy neighbors get more and more suspicious as the movie goes on, and Tom Hanks and his buddies cannot leave the situation alone. A little digging leads to much more digging- literally. While it was predictable I still wanted to watch it through the end.

Couldn't say I would recommend it to every one, but I don't regret the 101 minutes I spent watching.