When it comes to guilty pleasures this film is on my top ten list for sure. Now I can thank Netflix for bringing it into my home. It brings to mind a better time when Rick Moranis was popular (couldn’t they find something else for him to shrink or blow up?). It may not be big budget but it stands up as a great comedy even today. The film stars Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Also featured is Oscar nominee Max von Sydow.
The film follows Doug and Bob McKenzie, two Canadian brothers, as they attempt to quench their insatiable thirst for beer. After some poorly designed attempts to get free beer they end up as employees of the Elsinore Brewery. There they find that something strange is brewing and unwittingly become part of the solution.
I’m not going to rave about this film. I would suggest this one for anyone who liked Spies Like Us, Airplane, or any films similar to those. It’s goofy and silly and fun, something I think the whole family can enjoy.
I give this 2.5 out of 5 stars, but I love this film so much!
Running Time: 90 minutes