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Parents' Guide to

My Blue Heaven

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dated crime comedy has some language, stereotypes, sexism.

Movie PG-13 1990 97 minutes
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A broad and fast-paced comedy, this 1990 movie leans heavily on gangster comedy cliches but encourages its cast and audience to have some fun with them. Martin takes center stage and makes sure that there's enough force of personality to power My Blue Heaven's so-so script. His motormouth Vinnie is all wild hand gestures and suits so loud that you can see why he wears sunglasses. Supporting Martin's whirling lead performance are a pair of '90s fan favorites, Rick Moranis and Joan Cusack. Neither is asked to journey much outside their comfort zones, but Moranis appears to enjoy bounding through the occasional action scenes.

The movie's only major failing is how little it asks Cusack to do. Her uptight District Attorney, Hannah, is there mainly to hector her co-stars and lose arguments, while absorbing outdated gags about her wardrobe choices and diet along the way. But if you can forgive My Blue Heaven for being disappointingly of its time in that respect, there are enough comedy and action set pieces to keep things engaging.

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