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Salubrious Sociological Snuggery
on October 25, 2011
Little Folkers is a superb film. A little critique can reveal its brilliance.
First, If you enjoy slapstick, you will adore this film. You will see creative "pie in the face" comedy (in this case using puke), people tripping, people falling into pits, people wrestling and bopping one another. This is the "three stooges" reincarnated.
Second, I enjoy the study of child psychology. In Little Folkers the children rule. The five year old son intimidates his father with projectile vomiting - on cue. The five year old daughter rules her father with silence and regularity outsmarts both her father and grandfather. The grandfather is the biggest child by far. Jack loves playing spy so he follows people, sets traps for people and tattles on them. Like many kids he ingests pills from the parents medical supplies and suffers hilarious effects. Each child is comical, but most important from a psychological point of view - the kids are in charge.
Third, I sometimes suffer from insomnia and nothing much helps (warm milk, hot toddy, reading a textbook - all useless to me). But Little Folkers is a true cure.