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Problem Child 1990

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits...

Release Date:
July 27, 1990
Duration:
81 min
Director:
Dennis Dugan ...
Cast:
Laura Summer, Dan Woren, Bob Bergen, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Richards, Peter Jurasik, Charlotte Akin, Anna Marie Allred, Adam Anderly, Robert A. Anderson, Cody Beard, Jordan Burton, Eli Cummins, John S. Davies, Vince Davis, Dennis Dugan, Justin Elledge, Eric Elterman, Ward Emling, John William Galt, Corki Grazer, Vernon Grote, Garland Hampton, Helena Humann, Philip Jhin, Judy Jones, Melody Jones, Danny Kamekona, Ehchi Edward Kawanabe, Colby Kline, Joseph Kolb, Hugh Lampman, Ellen Locy, Kristen Lowman, Joshua Martin, Melissa Reneé Martin, Julie Mayfield, Andrea McCall, Willie Minor, Ron Miranda, Shepler Mobley, S. 'Monty' Moncibais, Norma Moore, Abby Newman, John O'Connell, Kristy Lynne Patrick, Eric Poppick, John Rainone, Martin Rayner, Dennis Redfield, Symone Redwine, Lico Reyes, Florence Schauffler, Shaun Shimoda, Garry Smith, Josh Stoppelwerth, Al Trejo, Alex Utroska, Kerry Von Erich, Jack Willis, Ed Yeager, Jessica Zucha, John Achorn, Lee Arnone, Catherine Battistone, Rina Lee Bennett, Deem Bristow, Agim Coma, Maggie Dawson, Claudette Duffy, Phillip Glasser, Kenneth Hartman, Endre Hules, Richard Kline, Amy Levy, Marilyn Madderom, Humberto Ortiz, Anthony Tyler Quinn, LaGloria Scott, Burton Sharp, Joan Arenstein, Summer Selby, James Field, Garry Smith, Derek A. Jones ...
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Family, Fantasy ...
Country:
USA
Language:
English

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Wow, haven't seen this movie since I was a kid. It was one of my favorite movies as a child, and part 2.. I'm gonna have to watch this! :)

problem child was a good movie.but 2 was better.the one scene i remember was the ride scene where junior messed with the speed of the ride and got his revenge.

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Problem Child (1990): 5/10

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Sadly, I would have to say that this is one of John Ritters worst films. When Ben and Flo Healy adopt an orphan, they don't know what their getting into! Chaos erupts from the child and affects their lives completley. But when a villian threatens their future, they take action. Problem Child fails to deliever only but a few laughs, no emotional moments and is not appropriate for children. The only thing I really like about this film is that Junior (Michael Oliver) wonderful acting for a child. The overall acting in the film is cheesy. Although the film contains some smart humor and a very intense action scene. Problem child also stars Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, and Michael Richards.
I really don't know why my brother keeps this on DVD. I found out that the Tomatometer for this film was only 9%. Critics hated it to death, only one thinking it's okay. I wondered why. So I popped the DVD into my player, watched the whole thing and I found out why.

This movie is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! It's just a cringe-worthy experience that is horribly acted/plotted and is targeted to the mentally retarded. If you found this funny, your sense of humour truly disturbs me.

WARNING: Spoilers dead ahead, though I think this movie deserves them.
It's about a little kid named Ben Healy who can't narrate or act without being overexcited, and he's badass. His actor makes the kid in Rock-a-Doodle sound like Macauly Culkin. He wrecks people's lives (as well as their homes) and when he was born, he was kicked out of every family he met, until he actually got to stay with one. He rapes the rooms, craps on a camp, pisses on a party and farts on a fairground. Well, he doesn't actually do any of those to the places, except that he urinates in the camp. He is so naughty that he gets expelled from school. He even calls some person in prison who turned out to be his real father, who collects him much later.

Every bad movie has holes, such as a scene where Ben interacts with a bear who is completely real, until he turns out to be a guy in a suit. At least, that's what I think happens. Some other scenes that make this film horrible are the disturbing scene of Ben's grandfather falling down the stairs and getting taken to hospital, and even Ben's father divorcing his wife named Flo as she gets stuffed in a suitcase and dropped onto a truck where she finds a pig that farts in her face as the movie ends. It's just putrid.

This is a depressing film. So depressing, it makes the remake of Cheaper by the Dozen look like its sequel. It ain't even funny. Why did this have to spawn an animated series and a couple of sequels? I'd rather watch Home Alone that this turd, and that was actually good. So don't watch Problem Child. Don't show it to your children. If you want some real bad behaviour, watch Bart Simpson's antics or read some good ol' Dennis the Menace, American or British. At least they never throbbed my heart so much.
It would have helped if the writers had given Junior a personality. The jokes just fall flat and the acting is poor. Seriously this film is just a total waste.
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