Krippendorf's Tribe 1998 PG-13 CC

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A professor given a grant to document a tribe in New Guinea finds himself far more immersed in his family's antics than in research. Desperate to appease his impatient colleagues, he attempts to pass his own offspring off as a wilderness tribe!

Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Krippendorf's Tribe

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Todd Holland
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman
Supporting actors Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith, Carl Michael Lindner, Jacob Handy, Zachary Handy, Lily Tomlin, Stephen Root, Doris Belack, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Siobhan Fallon, Amzie Strickland, Phil Leeds, Frances Bay, Susan Ruttan, Barbara Williams, Elaine Stritch, Tom Poston, Zakes Mokae
Studio Touchstone Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

You will laugh through the whole movie.
Sueg
Richard Dreyfuss and Jenna Elfman are a good team, and the three child actors who portray the children of Dreyfuss are really good, too.
Kelley L. Byes
This is one of the funniest movies I ever saw, and I have seen alot.
Cassandra Ahmad

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie not really knowing what to expect. I was amused and kept on the edge of my seat. I was not expecting anything of the stars and, evidently, that's what you need - an open mind. Since I have seen this in the theater I have anxiously awaited the release of it in home video - which I purchased right away. If you want a nice, funny, laid back movie - this is it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
As much as I don't care for Dreyfuss or Elfman, I really enjoyed this movie, and thats a shocker to everyone who knows me because I walked into the theater with my once normal "everything [is bad]" attitude; If I can think something's funny, anyone can. Do yourself a favor, ignore the cynical reviews everyone else says, THIS IS FUNNY STUFF!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is spontaneous, energizing, fast-paced and funny. You really 'get into' what is going on and the more you let your mind be open the more you will Laugh. We recently tried a new wine and, of course, could not stop laughing about scenes in the movie. This is the type of movie that makes life fun. Superb acting!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I EXPECTED THIS MOVIE TO BE A BORING FAMILY FILM. BOY WAS I WRONG! I LAUGHED FROM BEGININNG TO END. JENNA ELFMAN AND RICHARD DREYFUS ARE HILARIOUS.I I LOVED IT.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By bro on June 2, 2005
Format: DVD
I laughed a lot. It was a unique movie; I have never seen anything like it before. If you like off-beat comedies like "Captain Ron" and "Carbon Copy", you'll enjoy this. If you take things too seriously like a New York theater-goer, then this is not your film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 26, 2003
Format: DVD
This is a great DVD movie for all, but especially anthropologists and other university types as it shows Dreyfuss' characther doing what he can to keep his grants and his prestigious job. It is indeed "hysterically funny" and "wildly hilarious" as the covers say and despite its lack of extras is a fine disc so rush out and buy it and...
Wait, there's one little problem...WHERE'S THE WIDESCREEN? The back specs say Widescreen, so why is it FullScreen? Granted, the 'home movie' film clips would be difficult to render Wide, but still, why say it is when it is not. Very disappointing, which is why I give it only 3 stars and suggest being careful if that is what you want, otherwise, enjoy. Also, if your looking for another movie like this, check out Joe Versus the Volcano with Tom Hanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cassandra Ahmad on August 25, 2008
Format: DVD
This is one of the funniest movies I ever saw, and I have seen alot. Great preformances by Dreyfuss and Elfman make this movie work wonderfully and make you laugh so hard you think your going to cry. This film is put together in a way it's sure to make you laugh.
Professor James Krippendorf(Richard Dreyfess) is a Professor of anthropology and also a widower. Down in depression he ends up using the universities grant money for his own personal use. Faced with either confessing and going to jail, or going on with his fairy tale tribe. He chooses to go on with his made up tribe the Shelmikedmu. Using his own 3 kids and back yard for filming. He comes up with the most unique tribe ever seen before. Also with the help of his over anxious colleague Veronica Macelli(Jenna Elfman) who wont leave him alone. He ends up going deeper and deeper into his fairytale tribe, and trying to keep up with his lie. They end up taking the tribe national. But there is one of his colleagues Ruth Allen that just isn't swallowing all this Shelmikedmu stuff. So she decides to go to New Guinea and prove that it's all a scam. Even Krippendorf goes so far he ends up going in person and on national tv as the Cheif Utta Baji.
This movie is very well put together, and just so ridiculous you got to laugh. In the end you will wish you were shelmikedmu too. It's definetly worth having in your movie collection and seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Stoker on March 1, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
I own this on VHS and it is only one of two movies I can think of that is comedic and concerns anthropology, unless you count N.C.'s early Yanomamo documentaries. The other is "The Gods Must Be Crazy." Yes it is funny- they both are. It's a little bit too formulaic as a comedy to rate five stars but Lily Tomlin is hilarious as the competitive colleague. And I've always liked Richard Dreyfuss since he first stuck his head in the doorway of Dustin Hoffman's room in "The Graduate". Just fun.
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