Funny Farm (1988)




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Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the small, eccentric town, where disaster awaits them at every turn. The veteran production staff features the likes of composer Elmer Bernstein, cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, production designer Henry Bumstead, and director George Roy Hill (The Sting, The … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Boam
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 1999
Warner Home Video


as Andy Farmer

as Elizabeth Farmer

as Sheriff Ledbetter

as Michael Sinclair

as Bud Culbertson

as Betsy Culbertson

as Crocker

as Mickey

as Marion Corey Jr.

as Mayor Barclay

as Newspaper Editor

as Mrs. Dinges

as Gus Lotterhand

as Dirk Criterion

as Lon Criterion

as Old Character

as Old Operator

as Young Operator

as First Base Coach

as Woman in Stands

as Driving Instructor

as Councilman

as Caroler

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Caroler

as Reporter

as Teenager

as Young Operator

as Teenager

as Caroler
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Critic Reviews for Funny Farm

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

The year`s funniest movie to date.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | April 17, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Surprisingly funny

Full Review… | July 18, 2010
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Funny Farm

I never saw this back in the 80's. I have to say, I was shocked to discover this was from 1988, looking at it, I was thinking maybe 82 or 83. It is extremely dated to look at with a dull, flat look to it. None of the colour or flair I would associate with an 80's movie.
Story is okay, about a couple who move to a small town so the guy can write a book. A few small laughs, but it crosses into National Lampoons style humor, which really isn't my thing.
The Christmas scene is very pretty, though. Not a classic for me, though people who grew up with this one may have a different view of it.
Another one with my least favourite cliched "happy ending" scene. So nauseating.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


An hilarious movie about a writer who moves out to the country to get some peace and quiet so he can write, but finds it's not that easy. Chase is fantastic in this movie, I really enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

It's considered an 80's classic, but it's not quiet as memorable.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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