Son in Law (1993)
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Movie InfoA normal Midwestern girl, brings her supposed fiance home for Thanksgiving to meet her parents, who are initially none too impressed by his bizarre behavior and California surfer-dude personality. Soon, however, he wins everyone over in this broad comedy.
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Critic Reviews for Son in Law
Medium-funny culture clash humor contrasting California with the rural south.
It stars Pauly Shore. 'Nuf said.
One of the better Pauly movies, not saying much!
An excellent comedy. You'll laugh til the cows come home!
Totally stupid, but works ... if you're drunk!
Audience Reviews for Son in Law
Son In Law is Pauly Shore's best film, and thats not saying much. The film for me is a guilty pleasure. I found the film quite humourous and actually pretty decent. After this film, Pauly Shore really became unbearable, and he faded into obscurity. However theres an appeal to this film that makes it pretty decent. Of course the film is not the best, but theres laughs to be had here and Shore manages to be pretty funny (a rare thing, I know) Theres only two films of Shores that I like this one and Encino Man, and I'd say there the only of his films worth checking out. Don't even bother with In The Army Now, Bio Dome and Jury Duty, All crap! But Son In Law isn't too bad. For a Pauly Shore film its pretty decent and manages to bring on laughs. Mainly due to the other cast members starring alongside Pauly Shore. The film is of course eneven, but it does manage to succeed where other Pauly Shore films have failed, make you laugh. After Son In Law, Pauly Shore really became repetitive in his comedy delivery and became unfunny very fast. But I have a soft spot for Son in Law, it's not a perfect comedy by any means, but it manages to make you laugh a few times without being too irritating. This along with Encino Man are Pauly Shore's more watchable films. After Son in Law, he became an irritating bore.More
Pauly Shore was all over the early 90's with his cheap laugh movies, always playing a burn out. Some laughs here and there, Ferris Bueller's mom looks good in this movie surprisingly.More
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