Pee Wee, un adulte qui ressemble à un enfant, s'apprête à passer une belle journée avec l'amour de sa vie: sa bicyclette. Mais cet objet vient d'être volé par le méchant Francis. Pee Wee part à la recherche de son amour perdu et nous entraîne dans des aventures de plus en plus burlesques.
Former animator Tim Burton (Beetlejuice
, Edward Scissorhands
, Ed Wood
, Mars Attacks!
) made his feature directorial debut with this delightful comedy, coscripted by the late Phil Hartman (who also appears briefly as a reporter). Wisely, they keep the story simple so as to concentrate on the characters: Pee-wee's most prized possession, his shiny new bicycle, is stolen, and he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature ("I meant to do that!!") are hysterical, as when he tells his girlfriend (Elizabeth Daly): "There's things about me you don't know, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.... I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." Look for Saturday Night Live
vet Jan Hooks in a hilarious bit as a tour guide at the Alamo. And beware of Large Marge! --Jim Emerson
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