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Curly Sue (1991)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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John Hughes dishes out the sentiment by the ladle-full in Curly Sue. The film stars James Belushi as Bill Dancer, a down-on-his-luck drifter who lives by his wits on the highways and byways of the United States, stealing free meals, slipping into movie theaters, and sleeping in welfare hotels. Bill is also the guardian of cute pint-size moppet Curly Sue (Alisan Porter), a cutey pie cross between Little Orphan Annie and Tatum O'Neal's Addie Loggins character from Paper Moon. Bill and Curly Sue

PG,

Comedy, Kids & Family

Jun 1, 2004

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (12) | DVD (5)

The film has a desperately cutesy-pie charm that drips with flop sweat.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A disappointingly sentimental and shallow film from John Hughes about the homeless

August 10, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

A violent, offensive comedy.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Reprehensible from start to finish, and utterly manipulative and mindless to boot.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Any similarity between Curly Sue and Shirley Temple is practically intentional.

July 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

It's the first film in which Hughes flat-out sentimentalizes being rich--moreover, selling out.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Is this the same John Huges who wrote "The Breakfast Club"? I don't think so.

July 26, 2002 | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Curly Sue

Cutesy homeless pair (a man and a little girl!!!) bum around from town to town (!) until they literally run in to a sympathetic lawyer (!!!), and that's just the set-up (unbelievable!). Dated because Hughes intentionally means to conjure up the days and spirit of Shirley Temple's joie d'vivre this only achieves a violation of audience goodwill. 3 year olds will disagree w/my assessment, I grant you that.
September 30, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

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John Hughes got into making movies with kids in the 90s instead of teens, Home Alone was good, but this one was more mediocre, I think. I saw it a long time ago, I'd like to see it again and rewrite this.
April 22, 2011
ajv2688

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Excellent film and I really enjoyed it. I agree with all the other people that this is a really great film. I doubt my rating will help matters but we'll see. It's a shame we haven't seen Porter in anything since this film. My only qualm is if they might have cut down slightly on the comedy, but it was still a great film. I wondered why this hadn't got a higher rating. Just shows, doesn't it?
August 8, 2009
matertenebraum

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I love curly sue!
November 26, 2007
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