The 'burbs

The 'burbs

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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A comedy about a suburbanite whose plans for a peaceful vacation at home are disturbed by a creepy new family on the block. Much to the disappointment of his wife Carol for spending a relaxing week at home, Ray Peterson and his three neighbors set out to investigate the next door residence after they begin to observe strange happenings.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 42 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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forgeman
Jun 06, 2016

This is one of those movies that fits into the easy watch category. nothing overly complicated about the story and a great cast. Rick Ducommun is hilarious as Tom Hanks' neighbour Ray. Bruce Dern does an awesome job at playing a whacked out army veteren. And Carrie Fischer in a flower print summer dress? that in itself makes it worth watching. It just might find its way into my personal collection.

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DollyWannaCracker
Oct 03, 2015

I swear, after I watched this movie, I was convinced my slightly strange (totally normal) neighbors were out to kill me. Watch before dark.....hehehehehehehe........

EuSei Nov 21, 2013

This is one of my favorite movies. Tom Hanks is hysterical and the situations are really funny. It is a silly movie, but with hilarious moments. (And, please, keep in mind this was made in the 80's.)

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britprincess1
Nov 05, 2013

I had the highest expectations, due to the hype generated by cult fans of this film. A slightly creepy, mostly quirky comedy about the new neighbours who act a little too strange and may be hiding some dirty laundry in their backyard -- sounds like a delightful inversion of THE STEPFORD WIVES with a young Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, that's not what I got and it was greatly disappointing, with very little story. It felt dopey and unrealistic, and not in that fun light-hearted way that is entertaining regardless of the story. No, sadly, for me, THE BURBS was the turds. I wouldn't recommend it at all.

lasertravis Nov 03, 2012

I've always enjoyed this Hanks-driven silly 80's comedy. Moves along at a brisk pace with some memorable and unique scenes and dialogue. Supporting characters are funny and fleshed out. Ends well.

DesPlainesReaders Jul 03, 2012

Ray Petersen suspects his new neighbors of murdering the former owners and burying them in the backyard. But that's just crazy, isn't it? Tom Hanks delivers on his comedic genius in this suburban satire. ~WeAreSpartacus/notTom

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