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Uncle Buck [Blu-ray] [1989]

  • SKU: 1738155
  • Release Date: 02/08/2011
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (100 out of 102)

    Synopsis


    Uncle Buck
    In this cheerful, lightweight comedy, excruciatingly clumsy, disorganized, and messy Uncle Buck Russell (John Candy) becomes the screens most unlikely babysitter since Clifton Webb in Sitting Pretty. While their parents are away, eight-year old Miles (Macaulay Culkin), six-year old Maizy (Gaby Hoffman) and their teen-aged sister, Tia (Jean Kelly) are left in the care of Buck. Surprisingly, the very inept Uncle Buck entertains the younger children who come to love him and earns the respect of Tia when he rescues her from her worthless boyfriend. However, in doing so, Buck nearly loses his long-time girlfriend Chanice (Amy Madigan). John Candy is delightful in the leading role giving a touching and notable comic performance. Directed by John Hughes in his typical broad style, this youth-oriented comedy is perhaps the best role of John Candy's regrettably brief career. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Candy
      John Candy - Uncle Buck Russell
    • Amy Madigan
      Amy Madigan - Chanice Kobolowski
    • Jean Louisa Kelly
      Jean Louisa Kelly - Tia Russell
    • Gaby Hoffmann
      Gaby Hoffmann - Maizy Russell
    • Macaulay Culkin
      Macaulay Culkin - Miles Russell



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews

    98%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Too funny

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      AandJ091108
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      I miss John Candy. He was one of my favorite comedic actors in the '80s. Some of my favorite movies stars John Candy like "The Great Outdoors" and "Spaceballs". "Uncle Buck" is another hilarious movie John starred in. He plays a happy-go-lucky bachelor named Buck who is a bit of a slob and not very responsible either. He gets a call from his brother in Chicago asking him to babysit his children while he and his wife go take care of his wife's father who had fallen ill. Buck agrees and goes to his brother's house, not knowing what was in store for him. Buck has to contend with two precocious children (one of them played by then unknown Macaulay Culkin)and one angst-riddled teenager named Tia. Tia gives Buck a run for his money with her teenage angst. This leads to a lot of conflict between the two especially when it concerned Tia's boyfriend. The two younger siblings Maisy and Miles are simply a handful and enjoys Buck's company. I particularly loved the scene when Buck is making pancakes and flips an enormous pancake with a shovel. Another hilarious moment is when the nosy neighbor played by the hysterically funny Laurie Metcalfe meets Uncle Buck. "Uncle Buck" is a good mix of comedy and a little drama (towards the end of the film). I thought John Candy put in one of his best performances ever with "Uncle Buck".

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Humor, Good Story

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      TheWonderingWanderer
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      Who can't appreciate John Candy's talent when it comes to Humor! He, again, portrays a loveable working class character, making the best of whatever happens. Called in to house and babysit for relatives, he tries to balance those demands with his own bacheloresque freewheeling life style. Handling a rebellious teenage niece and her 'in your face' attitude draws him into scenarios involving the 'jerk' she is dating and her retaliation - including 'messing with his romance'. Comedic situations all the way through combined with 'old fashioned family duties' - a good combo for an interesting script!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A classic that looks good

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      ShopperNJ
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      First off, I like the movie Uncle Buck. I never bought it on DVD, so when I saw for five dollars on Blu-ray, had to get it. There's not a lot to this disk, which is why I gave it a four instead of five. And that's be expected, after all it's a old movie with that a lot of extras lying around. But the video does look very good. And as for the audio, it's only 2.0, which works out well since that's how it was recorded I believe. I think that if you're a fan of this film, that you will enjoy seeing it in this Blu-ray version.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie....

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      YCAB

      This is just a great family movie...I would recommended to everybody...This movie is just too funny and believe me your kids will love it...My kids just love watching it, they never seem to get tired of seeing it...if you don't own this movie go out and buy it, you won't regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic John Candy!

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      Jls78
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      This is one of John Candy's best films in his hay day. The movie is very funny and it has a good moral to families. It's a shame he is no longer with us. So, you should pick up this flick and remember John Candy as one of the great comedianstate of our time!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Childhood favorite

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      Moose
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      This movie is a classic, my grandparents told me about this movie when I was younger and I've loved it ever since. John candy is hilarious, the whole cast does a great job, but it is a John Hughes movie so not really sure who to give credit to.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another great movie now on Blue Ray

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      DodgerFan9999
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      Another great 80's movie, actually I think was an early 90's movie, but either way it's great to have this on Blue Ray. Great conversion to the higher quality, the picture looks amazing! Great John Hughes film set in Chicago... A must have on Blue Ray!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun and funny

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      Classic family fare with the great John Candy. Light-hearted and heartwarming comedy with not much suspense, some weird gags but mostly just fun.n

      I would recommend this to a friend



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