Compare Offers on Amazon
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
|List Price:||CDN$ 24.98|
|You Save:||CDN$ 24.97 (100%)|
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Former animator Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Batman, 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The story itself opens as Pee Wee wakes up for yet another day.Pee Wee of course playing his man/child role.We are introduced to his home in its entirety and his prized possession out back in a hidden room....his bicycle.Everything is totally 50s/60s kitsch.That bike would have been every boys dream back in that era.As he roles out we are then introduced to his"enemy" Francis.It is Francis's birthday and he covets Pee Wees ride.The two have a typical kid-like verbal interaction,which Pee sloughs off and then rides away from.
While shopping, Pee Wees bike is stolen.He reports it to the police but they can do nothing.He then recalls his earlier interaction with Francis and confronts him in his own home,in his huge "bath tub".Francis denies any involvement and Francis' father forces the two to make up,before Pee Wee leaves empty handed.That night Pee Wee round's up all his friends to create a search party,but his growing impatience gets the better of him and the meeting breaks up before it really gets going.Read more ›
Hence, if you can attach yourself to this character early on in the film, you will be rolling on the floor with laughter the entire length of it. Pee-Wee has this unrelenting way of making you feel like you should be as happy as him. And that is a good film in my book, one that makes you want to be a more positive person.
PS He will make you think that your bike is a two-bit piece of crap compared to his. I really want that bike.
Most recent customer reviews
A must-see! Especially for Tim Burton fans but even if you're not a Tim Burton fan it is just an amazing film, a wild ride!Published 4 months ago by Dan Juric
Fantastic Movie, Great Purchase, Fast Delivery, Always A Positive Experience Thank You!Published 17 months ago by Chris
Look for similar items by category
- Movies & TV > Action & Adventure > Comic Action
- Movies & TV > Comedy > Kids & Family
- Movies & TV > Kids & Family > 10-12 Years > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Kids & Family > 3-6 Years > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Kids & Family > 7-9 Years > All Titles
- Movies & TV > Kids & Family > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Kids & Family > Family Films