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Aside from Stern, the scout troop makes the film a remarkable comedy. They work well together and have great chemistry. Ari Greenberg and Janna Michaels were my favorite scout troop characters. Ari played his role perfectly and Janna lights up the screen-she's a fantastic actress and should be in more films.
All in all, this film is a feel good comedy with great mountain scenery and is worth taking a look at.
While trying to intercept the last in the series of suspicious packages (located in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest) in order to clear his name, Max is mistaken for a world famous Scout Leader and has to lead a bunch of adventure-hungry kids into the wilderness and shake off the pursuing FBI.
Daniel Stern's physical comedy is just plain hilarious and his comic timing is perfect. For anyone who liked him in Home Alone 1 and 2 you'll love him in this also. The kids are surprisingly not that annoying. Usually I hate kids in movies (Jurassic Park, Hook, The awful Von Trapp children) but they had enough character and laughs among them to make it okay.
I only ever had a problem with the ending. It was just too tame for a PG-13 rated movie. Instead of Gordy's far-fetched fall into the ravine I would have preferred that the entire balcony of the cabin to collapse and the bad guy fall to his death. Plus the bad guy is kind of weak, his accent is just plain odd and he has this strange sort of campness and not scariness about him. Too bad since Anthony Heald has played some true scumbags in his time.Read more ›
While this is a kids-oriented movie, it tries to be “edgy” rather than Disney-like family fluff (not that there’s anything wrong with that). For instance, Stern’s character attempts to explain the “birds and the bees” to the kids using Barbie & Ken dolls and there’s a scene of the kids urinating over a cliff and, unbeknownst to them, on the antagonist. Despite these few sequences, the movie’s harmless and it’s mostly just an amusing trek through the forest with the expected problems of having a fake scout leader. I’ve never seen Stern in a movie before, but he’s so over-the-top here that he constantly looks like he’s on the verge of a coronary, not that it necessarily mars the movie; actually it fits.
My mediocre rating is for adult viewers; for kids it gets a solid “B” grade.
The film runs 90 minutes and was shot in Alta, Lake Tahoe, Placerville and Los Angeles, California.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sorry to say this but this movie is a waste of film. Foolishness. Not funny.Published 6 months ago by Mommybear
This was always a favorite movie of mine as a kid! Absolutely Hilarious!!!Published 9 months ago by Lauren Green
I can't say enough of how much I love this movie. Very funny for everyone to enjoy I recommend for anyone to purchase who enjoys a great family fun comedy.Published 11 months ago by Jorge A. Martinez
I previously recorded this entire movie from Starz onto my personal DVD Recorder. It's much handier having it in a professional format. I've watched the movie countless times!Published 21 months ago by John J. Dalesandro
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