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The Beverly Hillbillies

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Unnecessary '90s remake has iffy humor, stereotypes.

Movie PG 1993 93 minutes
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This is a very self-aware, very 1990s remake of a classic sitcom. The irony that this movie was directed by the same woman who directed The Decline of Western Civilization should be lost on no one. It doesn't really veer too far off from any typical episode of the original TV show, and even with an all-star cast who clearly looks like they're having fun, it doesn't really add up to anything interesting. You're better off just watching reruns of the old show.

There's also questionable humor throughout, especially viewed from the perspective of a modern audience. An incest joke at the expense of rural people is as tasteless as it is trite, as is Diedrich Bader playing not only Jethro but also the cousin Jethrine. It's the kind of forced humor that characterizes so much of this movie. Really, there just doesn't seem to be any reason for this movie to be in existence, except to remind us of Hollywood's love of somewhat ironical remakes of '60s and '70s TV shows.

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