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Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
I always considered this one of Chevy's very best films, one where he does get to show a little of his seldom-seen serious side. Not to mention he's amusing when he's trying to stop the crazed mailman (especially in his "Commando Chase getup with the giant boulder), and when he tries to get the fishhook out of Brad Sullivan's throat and only manages to whack everyone else silly (and then has Sullivan out to get him for the rest of the picture).

Who else likes it?
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
One of my favorites by far. I don't know what it is about this movie but it really makes me want to move to VT and get a farm with a pond and just relax. I watch this movie a lot and always enjoy it.
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
I absolutely love this one! To me I always like to watch it around Christmas time, even though it technically isn't a Christmas movie. This is what I miss about Chevy Chase, movies like this that he used to do. I wish that he would do something fun like this one again. It has been so long since he has been in anything worth watching.

Love it love it love it!! Thanks for mentioning it Chris!
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Of course it's a Christmas movie. The following Carolers are the funniest part.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
SNAP
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
And then the sheriff's car takes off and knocks down the town Christmas tree. Classic.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
I personally love the scene when he catches the snake in the pond. Those first few days at the new house are great.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Has anyone ever looked to see if you can find the house where this was filmed? I would love to see it if I was in the area ever.
 
Posted by Jessie the Sunflower Goddess (Member # 1877) on :
 
Have you looked under the main page and filming locations??
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
Great movie. Unfortunately there's no entry for this film in the database.
 
Posted by P.S It's Paul... (Member # 1022) on :
 
Anyone fancy writing a review?
 
Posted by Booger (Member # 4569) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by P.S It's Paul...:
Anyone fancy writing a review?

I would love to but sadly my writing skills are terrible. It's a lot easier to talk about a film than it is to express it in written terms. I hope someone steps up to the challenge.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Anyone have this on Blu-ray? I'm curious how it is and if there are any extras.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
i really like this one. seems like there could have been a spin off tv show called redbud, lots of crazy characters for it, would have been fun if they did it. brad sullivan was funny in it, he always is whenever he shows up in a movie
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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gordon i have the blu ray of funny farm/spies like us,there's no extras on the disc,it's both films on 1 disc.

gordon if you can get it cheap enough i'd say go for it,the picture quality is not demo material(so whatever you do don't call your neighbours round to show off your new led tv and then chuck this on [Big Grin] you'll be left looking like this - [Embarrassed] ),but at the same time it's still pretty decent overall,some scenes on funny farm look rather good actually.

same goes with spies like us,but i did find with spies many of the earlier scenes seemed rather dark and maybe lacking slightly in detail but found the picture greatly improved as the movie progressed.

the audio on both movies is dts hd 2.0 audio, meaning it's a stereo sound mix so no surround activity to talk about but the fact it's lossless(no loss of quality unlike standard dolby digital) audio both movies sound very clear and overall i'd say a big step up over previous releases.

gordon i'm not sure the going price for funny farm/spies like us at the moment,but if it's going for what you'd consider a bargain price i'd say grab it with both hands it's well worth it!

one last thing to mention,i don't know if they bug you as much as they bug me but it comes in one of those crummy eco cases [Mad]

p.s. gordon if there's any films out on blu ray you like that you would like to know about give us a shout,i can't guarantee that i would have seen it but there's quite a few out there i have .
when i get chance i'll put a few suggestions on your blu ray thread.

[ 20. June 2012, 04:37: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Hey, awesome stuff Young Warrior! I do have both of these movies on regular dvd. I threw in Funny Farm for a min yesterday to check the picture out and it was pretty solid. Got a nice upgrade in picture from the blu-ray player. I think that this is going for 15 or 20 right now. I'm sure if I see it for a good deal I won't be able to turn it down.

I really can't put my finger on it but I just love this movie!
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Cue the deer!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Rewatched Funny Farm (1988) and while it´s still not in my top 5 Chevy films, it was better than i remembered.
I guess i enjoyed the drama part more as an adult or the dry, witty humour just works better now.

I like the locations and the nice christmas spirit among the townspeople even though it´s faked [Big Grin]

This was director George Roy Hill´s last film.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
BTW, isn´t it funny that another out-of-town comedy The Great Outdoors debuted in the same month, June 1988, only two weeks after FF.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Need to dig Funny Farm out for another watch but I do remember always enjoying it!

I think I'm probably pretty forgiving when it comes to Chevy Chase's movies as I even like most of the ones that are regarded as being stinkers such as Modern Problems,Cops And Robbersons and Deal Of The Century.
 
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
 
Got super excited when I saw this thread pop up again. It's almost that time of year for me to watch Funny Farm a couple times. I love this movie during the fall. Beautiful scenery in this film and some good laughs. One of my favorites.

"You're not knocking him out, you're only beating the **** out of him!"
 


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