The Brady Bunch is back
for their modern rendition of an old show. The humour is the same the actors
are different and the quality is about the same. Same corny gags are evident
throughout although there are some funny moments. Is it worth watching? well
read on and decide for yourself.
The story is about as you
may have collected the famous family trying to hold onto their house. The
next door family the Dipmires are scheming to get their house sold. Their
motive to demolish the whole street and put in some new developments. The rest
of the street are keen to sell but have been conned by the Dipmires to agree
on this matter. The Brady’s are not so easily swayed however because of the
sentimental value bestowed on the house. The hitch for the Brady’s is that
they have to pay the council Land tax so they can keep the house. Secretly the
kids find out and they all come up with ways to help. There are some other
side stories as well with Jen becoming jealous of her older sister Marcia
getting all the attention. This sends the Jen a little crazy and even the
school shrink can’t help. Whilst this is happening, each of the kids have a
dilemma with personal issues which is all done with the idea of young viewers
identifying with the film and hopefully resolving their’s too. So will the
Brady’s find a way to save their house or will it be sold to the lowest bidder
to make way for “Progress”.
With some amusing adult
themes such as the odd comment with sexual connotations, this film at times
can be amusing. A shame a lot of the humour is so, well forced. It makes the
viewer think of the nightmare faced by the director to get everyone to
experience the full range of emotions throughout each scene. I could imagine
the director going “okay everyone smile like you're having fun!” then perhaps
“Ok act like you had your worst nightmare” and so on and so forth. Certainly
a challenge for the creators.
The transition of the show
to film has been done “alright” but fans of the show would love it. Youngsters
will be able to relate to it and some of the moral shaping of the film is
interesting. This is everyone’s perfect idea of a family and to the movies
credit it will appease youngsters a great deal. The acting is at times not so
good especially at the beginning unless the Brady Bunch is your life.
An entrance by the
original Mrs Brady makes an appearance as well as Alice being the same old
Alice. The rest of the family is similar to the original and the basic
concept is replicated well. The script is the same as the acting and is no
showstopper but this is the Brady Bunch and I am sure fans would love it.
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