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Getting Even With Dad

  
This 1994 film had been on Channel 5 a few weeks back so I taped it to see what it was like. Having received only 4.5 out of 10 on IMDb, I wasn’t expecting much. However this light hearted family film was a good way to spend a Sunday night. Okay I don’t have work or school or uni in the morning but I do enjoy a relaxing Sunday night either way!

So dad and I settled down with a few chocolate bars and sweets between us to watch it while mum and Rachel were out. Dad’s opinion of the film? Answer: “Yeah, it’s fine”. That’s always his answer about anything though so I wouldn’t put much thought into it.

As the cute child of conman Ray, Macaulay  Culkin acts Timmy – a boy who only wants his dad’s attention. However his dad is in the middle of pulling off a robbery and doesn’t need a kid around to distract him. Throughout the film, Ray’s colleagues end up in stupid situations similar to the slap stick comedy associated with Home Alone. Once again, the theme of a young boy just wanting a family comes out to play. Quick question though, did all boys wear their hair that long in the 90s? I know I’m not interested in them but I swear if guys still wore their hair like that it would be enough to put me off them for the rest of my life. Ironic really when I prefer girls with long hair… Ah well, back to the review.

Ever so slightly predictable and yet definitely enjoyable, I would give this a score of 8 out of 10. Remembering it’s made in the 90s, you have to be fair to them. Scripts, actors and technology have improved but I wouldn’t change anything about this film. So give it a go!
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Thanks!

Ktkinnes xx
  

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