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Meaning to thwart the advances of a hometown boy, a college student takes her California surfer roomie to her Midwestern home for Thanksgiving and passes him off as her husband-to-be. After a few complications, the visiting couple falls for each other, the family finally accepts him and the suitor-hopeful is no longer a threat. Pauly Shore and Carla Gugino star in this light comedy.


Carla Gugino
as Rebecca Warner
Lane Smith
as Walter Warner
Cindy Pickett
as Connie Warner
Mason Adams
as Walter Warner Sr.
Patrick Renna
as Zack Warner
Ria Pavia
as Carol
Graham Jarvis
as Principal
Nick Light
as Mud-Wrestling Announcer
Troy Shire
as Cowboy
as Tattoo Artist (uncredited)
Brendan Fraser
as Link (uncredited)
Robert Koch
as Country Club Waiter
Ryk O.
as Halloween Fairy
Garret Sato
as Male Hairdresser
Emily Dole
as Thumper
John Hatton
as Fiddle Player
Jim Henken
as Guitar
Jay Leach
as Musician
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  • May 06, 2012
    funny film and one that shore should be proud of. I still laugh at this film when it is on
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 27, 2011
    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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2010
    This is the funniest movie I've seen Pauly Shore in. A cute freshman (Carla Gugino) from the country invites her California college dorm mate (nicknamed Crawl) home to share Thanksgiving. Once there he offends, then predictably wins over, her family and friends......most of them anyway. Hell, I found it funny and Pauly Shore was hilarious
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2010
    I thought this movie was very funny, I used to watch it a lot when I was younger and it always gave me a huge laugh, It's the story about a little farm girl who moves as she is about to start her new life in college. She meets this guy callled Crawl and she drastically changes her ways and appearance. When she goes back to her home on thanksgiving everyone notices her big change and have troble adapting to these new changes and to Crawl. So hilarious.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer

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