Folks! (1992)



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Movie Info

In this comedy, stockbroker Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) is the man who has it all, until his ill, aging parents (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him. As his perfect life begins to disintegrate bit by bit, Jon becomes more and more depressed and disillusioned. Finally, broke and friendless, Jon begins to listen to his addled parents' insistence that he do away with them and use their insurance money to start again.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Robert Klane
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On DVD: Jun 13, 2006
Anchor Bay Entertainment



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Critic Reviews for Folks!

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.

Full Review… | May 4, 2014
Seattle Times
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[Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.

Full Review… | May 4, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.

Full Review… | May 4, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Folks!

Good disaster comedy of Tom Selleck, sans moustache, loses not only his sanity, but also one ear, one eye, a couple of toes and a testicle.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

A horribly cheesy, cliche "comedy" that asks us to find humor in a mean-spirited, depressing story about an elderly couple begging their son to murder them on a count of the fact that they just can't stand living in pain anymore.

Brandon Williamson

Super Reviewer


While it had it's shares of laughs, the rest of the film kind of just passed on by like unwanted in-laws during Christmas vacation.

Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

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