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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



May 18, 1999

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (6) | DVD (2)

The year`s funniest movie to date.

January 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Surprisingly funny

July 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

...cute, easygoing, and engaging.

July 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Silly, but Chase adds his own brand of humor.

June 1, 2007

One of Chase's better vehicles (although that may be damning with faint praise)

October 7, 2005
Kalamazoo Gazette

Not to bad for a Chase comedy. Love those lamb fries.

January 1, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

One of Chevy's best.

October 28, 2003
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April 16, 2003 | Comments (4)
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Middling star vehicle that wastes its director's talents.

February 2, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lightweight and fluffy, but Chase is surprisingly kinda charming!

July 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Funny Farm

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.
March 6, 2011

Super Reviewer

Dated, but funny! Funny farm is pure hilarity!
January 27, 2010
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

"Funny Farm" is a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase) and Elizabeth Farmer (Madolyn Smith) want to find a place to live in the country, away from all the noises and hassles of the city. But they never thought that the country could bring some of the problems that it does. It's a nice place in the country with a pond, a nice house, and a good view. But before they know it, they're dealing with snakes, a mysterious mailman, a coffin in the backyard, and much more.
"Funny Farm" has a lot of funny parts such as when Chevy Chase thinks he caught a fish from their backyard pond, but finds out it's a snake and it chases him all the way to the house. The movie isn't only a good comedy movie, it also has some other elements such as drama mixed in, and you'll see that when Andy and Elizabeth nearly split up.

If you like good comedy movies, and especially if you like Chevy Chase movies, you'll probably like "Funny Farm." I recommend it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Chevy Chase is always great.
August 15, 2009

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    1. Andy Farmer: If I cant make a Friend, I'll God damn buy one.
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