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Mother Goose Rock N Rhyme [Import]

Harry Anderson , Cyndi Lauper , Jeff Stein    Unrated   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Mother Goose is missing from Rhymeland and it's up to Little Bo Peep and Mother Goose's son, Gordon, to find her. What is Rhymeland? It's the land of nursery rhymes created by Mother Goose. Problem is, if Mother Goose isn't around to keep the nursery rhymes alive, Rhymeland and its inhabitants will simply disappear. In this colorful, somewhat demented place, rock stars masquerade as Mother Goose characters and provide a whole new, if somewhat strange, perspective on classic rhymes. Little Bo Beep (Shelley Duvall) is first on the scene, seeking out Mother Goose (Jean Stapleton) to help her find her missing sheep. She and Gordon (Dan Gilroy) initiate a search that takes them on a tour of famous Mother Goose characters. Among others, Ben Vereen plays an amusing and incredibly flexible Itsy Bitsy Spider, Howie Mandel a punning Humpty Dumpty, Bobby Brown a fancy-footed member of the dancing Three Blind Mice, and ZZ Top the silent but ever helpful Three Men in a Tub. The search for Mother Goose follows a crooked road full of dead ends and full circles, eventually leading to the frightening "real world." Don't you wonder who the culprit will turn out to be? In spite of the title, there are only a few real rock performances in this 95-minute video--it's primarily outrageous character skits performed by famous rock stars with some fairly unremarkable rock music in the background. Because of the somewhat twisted, tongue-in-cheek take on classic Mother Goose tales, this video is best suited for adults and children 9 and older. --Tami Horiuchi


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By Nicole
Format:VHS Tape
The first time I ever saw this movie was on the Disney channel when I was about 11 or 12 years old and ever since then I have been in love with it and all the endearing even sometimes annoying rhymeland characters. The story is basically simple Mother Goose played so delightfully by Jean Stapleton has suddenly disappeared from rhymeland and it is up to her uptight son played to perfection by Dan Gilroy and Little Bo Peep played Shelly Duvall who was made for the part to find her and bring her back before everyone in rhymeland disappears and mother gooses's rhymes become nothing but a mere illusion. It shows all the hilarious struggles and complications Bo Peep and Gordon have to go through to find her and all the crazy characters they meet on the way. The sets are bright, colorful, and very creative as are the costumes and makeup and while the special effects are not very realisitic and corny the great script and amazing humor make up for it. This movie just about has any star in the movie and music business you can think of including Woody Harrelson as the lamb from Mary had a little lamb, Little Richard as the party loving Old King Cole, Ben Vereen as Itsy Bitsy Spider, and the musical trio ZZ Top as The Three Men in the Tub which was pure genius putting them in that role. This movie is amazing and although it may seem corny and even childish at times it still proves to be funny, endearing and magical and I promise if you watch it, it will make you feel like a kid again.
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By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
dear reader, i am 13 years old and when i was a little girl i absolutly LOVED watching 'rock and roll rhyme land' ( i know that's not the name but thats what i used to call it) i'd watch it over and over again! and i totally under stood it, now i wasn't some 'geneous' kid or anything( im not even sure if i spelled geneous right) but i don't think that you grown ups should have the right to say ' oh , look, theres little richard, my kids don't know who he is so they won't understand the movie or oouh there is that women from all in the familly, my kids don't even know who archie bunker is so they won't get this. if you're kids don't know who little richrd is, then you need to have a little more communication time with your child instead of your job! the reason that kids act like we don't know what we're doing is because you treat us like that! lucky for me i was'nt brought up like that but i know people who were, some of my friends. gotta go bye.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lisa's Rockin Review Jan. 25 2001
By Lisa
Format:VHS Tape
Ever since I was about 7 or 8 I would watch this movie at least once a month. I am 15 now, and it's as good as always. This is a movie you can NEVER get sick of! The first time I watched it, I only recognized Shelley Duvall (who I hated) and Little Richard, but then when we bought the movie I realized it had so many wonderful musicians. This movie is great for children because it puts a colorful twist to the classic rhymes and brings them together so nicely. Adults and older children will love the little details in the movie, such as Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats actually being singing cats. My favorite character, other than level headed Gordon (never really learned to play) is Simple Simon, because he is played by none other than Paul Simon (I know, I'm 15, but I love SIMON and Garfunkel). My advice: BUY THIS MOVIE, in fact, buy two, just in case!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY I FOUND IT Feb. 20 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I have been looking like crazy for this movie none of the movie stores have it and i loved this movie when i was a child and now I am 18 and and havent seen it in 11 years but i can still remember what a great and exciting movie it was that was my childhood movie and i always watched over and over again and I can still remember how bright and what a happy and colorlfull movie it was!!!!!!! I think this movie is great for all ages no matter how old i am i will alaways remember what a great movie it was and how much i loved it! I am so glad i have finally found it and i advise anyone that wants to see a very lovely funny and happy movie to try watching this one!!!!!!!!!! YOU will never forget this movie nomatter how old you get!!!!!!
Lindsey
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5.0 out of 5 stars DELIGHT-FULL April 10 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Turn that frown upside down! This is great family - and I do mean all age family - fun. The noise, the colors, the characters, the absolute "fun" of this video satisfies all of the senses and then some! My children now 12 & 22, enjoyed it many years past, and now that is has become a part of our video collection, can continue to enjoy it many years ahead. If they can get it away from their father and myself. I find it an excellent way to remove the tired, the ugly, the plain and simple daily grind from memory. We watch a little, yuk it up, ya know, and before long there is little to do but laugh, and sing, or tickle or discuss our needs...(those who have seen it will know what i mean). Thumbs up from our family!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't forget about Cyndi Lauper Dec 2 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
In this movie Cyndi Lauper plays Mary (Had a Little Lamb).
You just gotta see her awesome performance!
It's quite unbelievable how such great singer and songwriter can also be a simply terrific actor.
You probably saw Cyndi Lauper in "Vibes" and "Off & Running". If you enjoyed any of these movies, then you know how great Cyndi Lauper is.
It's not necessary to be a kid to like "Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme". Anyone who considers himself/herself a rock/pop music fan must see this title.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST SEE FOR NURSERY RHYME LOVERS!!!
THIS VIDEO IS EXCELLENT AND VERY ENTERTAINING!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL KIDS AND FAMILIES WHO LOVE NURSERY RHYMES. Read more
Published on Aug. 10 2002 by E. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
When I was younger, my mother taped this movie off of the tv for me and I absolutely loved it. It is a complete trip, it's a little whacky but it is so loveable! Read more
Published on May 4 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Choice!
This movie is soooo cute and not too mention funny! I am 17 years old and still love it! It is great to watch with family members of all ages! I definitely recommend it!
Published on Feb. 17 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!
I can remember absolutly LOVING this movie as a kid. I mean, I had it on VHS and would watch it over and over again. Read more
Published on Nov. 11 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Shelley Duvall's Mother Goose Rock 'n Rhyme
this is a excellent childrens and adult movie fun for allages. the gorden song dont be a stick in the mud is our favorite. Read more
Published on Dec 30 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent family time!
Our family saw this video years ago on the Nickelodeon channel. We watched it repeatedly because we enjoyed it so much! The characters are outrageous and the music is contagious! Read more
Published on Oct. 3 1999 by melanier@bellatlantic.net
4.0 out of 5 stars beyond most children
i personally LOVED this video, the music, the costumes, everything.but as i noticed in other reviews, poeple said it was not for children.i agree.it is beyond children. Read more
Published on July 27 1999
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