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Home Fries (1998)

tomatometer

14

Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 6

No consensus yet.

audience

34

liked it
Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 39,372

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Movie Info

Dean Parisot, who won a live-action short Oscar, made his feature directorial debut with this black comedy from a producer team that included Barry Levinson and Lawrence Kasdan. A philandering stepdad is the victim of vengeful Mrs. Lever (Catherine O'Hara), who sends her sons out to scare him to death. Cobra helicopter pilots Dorian (Luke Wilson) and Angus (Jake Busey) accomplish this by strafing the forest at night as the stepdad runs in terror. No one knows that pregnant Burger-Matic cashier

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Vince Gilligan

Mar 30, 1999

Warner Bros. Pictures

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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (25) | DVD (5)

Drew is cute as always and so's Wilson

December 12, 2003
Greenwich Village Gazette

A dark comedy that's artificially dark and is never very funny.

November 13, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

There's a good movie somewhere in here trying to escape... the audience can relate to that desire.

March 25, 2003
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap

Drew comes through for us. Her easy charm and winning smile put us back on track, giving us something familiar and wonderful to cling to.

March 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

What's interesting is pretty much unintentional, centering in the film's performances, which are excellent indeed.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The home fries are too salty for my taste.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Barrymore waddles through scene after scene in a variety of shabby housedresses and fussy, fluffy sweaters, the kinds of ridiculous clothes Hollywood seems for some reason to believe downtrodden young women in the Midwest actually wear.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

It's one thing to be offbeat, and another thing entirely to be off-pitch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

For every good performance and delightful, well-written scene, there would be a large amount of off-the-wall material that did not work at all.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

Audience Reviews for Home Fries

The description of the movie on here isn't at all what I remember of it, but maybe I should see it again. I remember a romantic comedy involving a pregnant Drew Barrymore. I really liked it too, it was funny enough, and dramatic enough to make a good rom-com.
November 21, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

Mindless entertainment. I was impressed with Catherine O'Hara's acting -- it must be hard to be that crazy. Drew Barrymore is always cute.
August 23, 2008
Redlats

Super Reviewer

The amiably offbeat premise and the sweet, vulnerable performance of Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson help to offset the meandering contrivances of the script and Dean Parisot's uneasy direction. Catherine O'Hara has some eerie moments as the boys' demented mother.
August 10, 2008
deano
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