Curly Sue

Curly Sue

John Hughes (1991)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Director John Hughes unexpectedly missed the target with this oversentimental comedy about a young girl and her con artist travelling companion (James Belushi) who attempt to take Chicago lawyer Kelly Lynch for a ride. Belushi is always watchable, but even he can't make up for the cutesy performance of Alisan Porter in the title role. It's one for younger viewers who may enjoy seeing a little girl getting everything she ever wanted, but not one for parents, who may find that concept rather worrying.


A homeless conman takes a nine-year-old street urchin under his wing and together they set about devising a scheme to swindle a rich corporate lawyer, unaware that meeting her will mark the start of an altogether new life. Family comedy, starring James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz and Steve Carell.

Cast & Crew

Bill Dancer James Belushi
Grey Ellison Kelly Lynch
Curly Sue Alisan Porter
Walker McCormick John Getz
Bernard Oxbar Fred Dalton Thompson
Maître'd Cameron Thor
Albert Branscombe Richmond
Tesio Steve Carell
Anise Hall Gail Boggs
Dr Maxwell Burke Byrnes
Trina Viveka Davis
Mrs Arnold Barbara Tarbuck
Director John Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: May be edited for language. Available on: video
Comedy Children's