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Funny Farm (1988)




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Movie Info

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 World According to Garp).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


Chevy Chase
as Andy Farmer
Madolyn Smith Osborn...
as Elizabeth Farmer
Kevin O'Morrison
as Sheriff Ledbetter
Joseph Maher
as Michael Sinclair
Jack Gilpin
as Bud Culbertson
Caris Corfman
as Betsy Culbertson
Mike Starr
as Crocker
Dakin Matthews
as Marion Corey Jr.
Macintyre Dixon
as Mayor Barclay
William Severs
as Newspaper Editor
Alice Drummond
as Mrs. Dinges
William Newman
as Gus Lotterhand
Nicholas Wyman
as Dirk Criterion
Bill Fagerbakke
as Lon Criterion
William Duell
as Old Character
Helen Lloyd Breed
as Old Operator
Kit LeFevre
as Young Operator
Dennis Barr
as First Base Coach
Barbara Baker
as Woman in Stands
Steve Jonas
as Driving Instructor
Russell Bletzer
as Councilman
Steven John
as Caroler
Peter Boyden
as Reporter
Reg E. Cathey
as Reporter
Dan Desmond
as Reporter
Mary Johnson
as Caroler
Don Plumley
as Reporter
Brett Miller
as Teenager
Kit Le Fever
as Young Operator
Jamie Meyer
as Teenager
Paul Linke
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
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 17, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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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