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Home Fries

By Corrina Antrobus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dark romcom has adultery, violence, themes of revenge.

Movie PG-13 1998 91 minutes
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With its thick plot and outlandish premise, this bizarre romcom unfortunately doesn't quite land its intention to be the zany, forward-thinking comedy it aspires to be. Home Fries does, however, offer some satisfying performances from some of '90s Hollywood's iconic stars. It also provides an early glimpse to the talents of writer Vince Gilligan who went on to write and direct the acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad.

Rare for its time, the themes of unwed pregnancy and empowered, complex female leads, place the movie in the canon of unsuspecting feminist films. All of which could lead to a fruitful discussion on female representation and motherhood. Alternatively sit back and simply enjoy this madcap ride of a movie.

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