The Beverly Hillbillies Reviews
I wasn't even born to view the series when it had it's run, but I like this movie when I want to smile.
It is based on uneducated hillbillies in a fish out of water story, what do you expect a high brow comedy?
Just judge for yourself.
But I can tell you that the movie started out as it was suppose to, "Crazy hillbillies cause shenanigans upon people of urban California" but then it spirals into a confusing mess, with buisness talk and hostages etc., not something you would expect from a comedy with rednecks. In the second half, you don't see the hillbilly family until the big climax.
Although not a terrible movie, it certainly derails itself too many times to be considered a good movie.
The hickish Clampett family strikes oil while patriarch Jed Clampett is shooting, making billions off of their discovery and moving to the lavish Beverly Hills, trusting a group of money hungry bank owners and sneaky thieves as they adjust slowly to urban life.
The Beverly Hillbillies reminds me a lot of The Brady Bunch Movie - a film based off of a popular 60s and respectively 70s sitcom that pokes fun at its oldness and content rather than pay a modern day big screen homage. The performances are overdone comedically, Jethro and Lily Tomlin got annoying pretty fast, Jim Varney wasn't bad out of any of the main actors but only had one real emotion to test in the film and it wasn't his usual comedic element. The plot is full of classic get rich scheme cliches - see it once, see it forever. The jokes are full of hillbilly lifestyle parodies - from animals running loose to the Clampetts' wide dysfunctional family, the jokes get old fast. The premise really isn't that funny either, for a film that relies on a clever and funny overall premise, it only achieves the clever aspect. The Beverly Hillbillies adds to the long list of TV to film adaptations better left unmentioned.