HOME FRIES (1998) GO!, 1PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Don’t be fooled, this isn’t a straight­for­ward Drew Bar­ry­more-driven ro­man­tic com­edy about a sweet young burger-flip­per who falls preg­nant and goes look­ing for a suit­able fa­ther with whom to raise her child. In­stead, it’s a mad and quite black com­edy from the pen of some­time X-Files writer Vince Gil­li­gan that tries to out-run the Coen broth­ers in the kooky stakes but just ends up fall­ing flat on its face. The child is ac­tu­ally fa­thered by a mid­dle-aged man who was fright­ened to death by his psy­chotic sons (Luke Wil­son and Jake Busey), who are do­ing their ut­most to turn Bar­ry­more’s life into a liv­ing hell. A bizarre but ul­ti­mately un­sat­is­fy­ing tale. ★★★

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