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The 'burbs

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Universal Studios / 1989


When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
(The above plot description was taken from Movie Collector -

Quick Review

They just don't make these kind of movies anymore.

A very special atmosphere pervades this little movie, which does alot with very little story. It nails its tone perfectly and only stumbles near the end. Great fun and Tom Hanks is brilliant.

Online: Sunday, August 25, 2013