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Pee-wee's Big Holiday

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2016
  • John Lee (5)
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first holiday ever in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Paul Reubens's quirky alter ego makes a welcome return in his first film since 1988's Big Top Pee-wee. Neither age nor maturity have withered the playhouse-dwelling manchild, who is now living a contented life flipping pancakes in cosy Fairville. Into town rides hunky screen star Joe Manganiello (playing himself) and an unlikely bromance is forged, prompting Pee-wee to hit the road to attend his new friend's birthday bash in far-off New York. Repeating the same odd fish-navigating-strange-waters formula as 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, this episodic romp is populated by a memorable assortment of goofball characters, including a shotgun-wielding farmer and his nine amorous daughters, plus a trio of buxom bad-ass babes straight out of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. An appreciation of Reubens's kitsch-loving schtick is an advantage but not essential as there are some big laughs to be had along Pee-wee's journey, not least a comedy masterclass in the art of balloon deflation.

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Credits

Cast

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Pee-wee HermanPaul Reubens
Joe ManganielloJoe Manganiello
PepperJessica Pohly
Bella, "Pee Wee"Alia Shawkat
FrecklesStephanie Beatriz

Crew

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DirectorJohn Lee (5)

Details

Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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