Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Average Rating: 4/10
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Average Rating: 4.4/10
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The Cleaver Family makes the jump from the small black and white screen to color and Panavision in this updated version of the classic TV sit-com. Eight-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Cameron Finley) is a good natured kid with a habit of getting in trouble; he's not bad, mind you, just a bit absent-minded. Beaver lives with his 12-year-old brother Wally (Erik Von Detten), his father Ward (Christopher McDonald), and his mother June (Janine Turner) in a small town in Ohio. Beaver wants a new
Aug 22, 1997 Limited
Jan 20, 1998
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Erik von Detten
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[The] dead-on imitations of some of the characters from the television series created by Bob Mosher and Joe Connelly will seem pointlessly stylized to viewers unfamiliar with the old sitcom.
The Cleavers have come to represent the stereotype of the white-bread family.This reverent '90s remake doesn't do much to challenge it.
The result is depressingly halfhearted.
Credit the makers of Leave It to Beaver for their kindliness.
Unnecessary film take on the classic TV series. Leave it.
All but the most easily pleased kids will be bored as can be, and anyone who has fond memories of TV's Leave It to Beaver would probably rather not besmirch them.
Turner is delightful
This Leave it to Beaver is unabashedly 90s in a fairly depressing way: it takes paternal incompetence as a given.
I wouldn't say this movie is actually harmful, but skipping it is probably the wisest policy.
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