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Modern Problems (abe)

4.1 out of 5 stars 198 customer reviews

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Chevy Chase stars as Max Fielder, a high-strung airtraffic controller whose bad day is about to get much worse: His girlfriend (Patti D'Arbanville) has moved out, his ex-wife is in love with his old friend, and a splashing truck full of toxic waste has made him glow a very odd green. But when Max discovers that this radioactive sludge has given him the power of telekinesis, he sets his mind -- and various other flying objects -- to winning back his girlfriend and getting some wildly outrageous revenge. Will a pompous self-help guru (Dabney Coleman) make Max lose control? Can a sassy voodoo priestess (Nell Carter) exorcise Max's demons? It takes a man who can make the earth move to take on these and more MODERN PROBLEMS! Mary Kay Place (SWEET HOME ALABAMA) and Brian Doyle-Murray (CADDYSHACK) costar in this hilarious hit from the co-writer/director of the cult comedy classic THE GROOVE TUBE.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman
  • Directors: Ken Shapiro
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0071HPOHY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,358 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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What's up with some of these poor reviews? You people suck. Dabney Coleman's peformance, alone, puts Modern Problems over the top.

Can you really deny lines like..?:

"You see...what you need to realize is..she's a manipulatin' b!tch.."

[or]

"Don't look at me like I'm a freak..! I'm not a freak! He's the freak! I'm a g*ddamned goodlookin' man!"

...exploding ballet pants, extreme nosebleeds..and Nell Carter! What's not to love?

Now, if they'll just release a soundtrack featuring that killer TUBES song, I'll be happy. :)
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This is an awesomely funny movie, with a twist. It is one of the few rare movies I consider a personal favourite. Warning, though, it is clever adult entertainment, and some of you will simply not get it. It is spew-your-popcorn-over-the-chump-in-front-of-you funny, but also subtly deep, real, dark and very, very clever. I tip my hat to Mr. Sinister's concise summary, "A little slice of Regan-era fatalism". If you crave funny, clever and repeatable viewing that genuinely thoughful, this is a rare gem. A comedy onion!
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A definitely funny movie with Chevy Chase as the star. He tries to tell everyone what he is doing but it seems that no one will believe him even when the occurance is done in front of them! Dabney Coleman plays a narcisstic, book author that feels that everything should go HIS way and even has a brief, first-time nude scene. He has typically played such roles in Tootsie, 9 to 5, and well, you can look him up on IMDB. In any case, I thought the funniest scene was when he (Chevy Chase) made a airplane cigerette ashtry turn on and fly around the room! And Nell Carter as the maid and voodoo mistress fascinating! An older movie (from the 70s) not to miss especially if you are a Chevy Chase fan.
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By A Customer on October 26, 2003
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The biggest problem is, the sound, and no closed captioning, so alot of gags are missed. After that it's a very funny movie, in a Big Trouble In Little China kind of way. The movie is far out, except it, sit back & laugh. Don't look for OSCAR material here.
Chevy's girlfriend leaves him, he gets doused in nuclear waste,
and wreaks havoc with hilarious results.
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Chevy Chase is such a great comedienne. This is one of my favorite movies of his. He gets sloshed with nuclear waste, and has telekinetic abilities afterwards. The antics are hilarious and you will laugh out loud at all the comedic happenings that occurs in just one weekend. It all ends well. This is a great DVD to add to your comedy movies collection. I highly recommend it for healthy laughter.
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I purchased this DVD as a Christmas gift for my sister who raved about this movie. This is one of the few Chevy Chase films I never saw but it is definitely funny!!! You won't be disappointed with this DVD if you're a Chevy fan!!!
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I saw this movie years ago and fell in love with it, although even as a kid, I knew that "nuclear waste" like what was portrayed on film wouldn't affect you in anyway like what the movie showed, but it was still a fun ride...

While many of us may have dreamed, at one time or another, what it would be like if you could suddenly be granted the power of telekinesis, this movie gave you even more room to hope it would happen, since Chevy Chase made it look like a ton of fun...
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I'm getting caught up on reviews and forgot I even had this on VHS. I'll have to try to find it on DVD. I guess it's my favorite Chevy Chase movie. It's quirky though, not for everybody I'm sure but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I don't know that it's side splittingly funny, but it's rivetingly entertaining and I could watch it every day--if I had it on DVD. But I can't let VHS make me give it less than 5 stars.
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