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15 February 2010

Dennis the Menace

directed by Nick Castle

John Hughes strikes again by penning this freakin hilarious kid’s movie fit for all ages. Mason Gamble is pitch perfect as Dennis Mitchell, neighborhood troublemaker and the pure personification of mischief whose next door neighbor, Mr. Wilson (Water Matthau is a GD genius!), wishes he was far, far away. As Mr. Wilson dotes on his moon flower and grumbles like an idling lawnmower, Dennis renovates his tree house with the help of his friends, gets into a few sticky situations and singlehandedly thwarts a tramp burglar, played by a greasy and great Christopher Lloyd. Super funny and super quotable, this is a film that my brother and I could (and still can) quote almost in its entirety, and if that’s not a mark of a good film, then I don’t know what is. I was talking about this film the other day when it dawned on me that no sequel ever came of this gem. What gives? This film will always be good enug, will always me impotent to me (sobobed Huffy).

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