Meet the Applegates
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The Applegates is the video title for the darkly satirical comedy Meet the Applegates. The titular family, for all intents and purposes human beings, are actually a clan of giant Brazilian Cocorada bugs. Paterfamilias Dick Applegate (Ed Begley Jr.) takes a job with an Ohio nuclear power plant, with the intention of triggering an explosion, thereby exterminating all humankind and allowing the bugs to live in safety. Alas, every one of the Applegates falls victim to assimilation: Dick becomes a typical suburban philanderer, his wife Jane (Stockard Channing) succumbs to the seductions of the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What in the name of all that's holy is this thing?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Very weird and pretty bad, but fascinating in a train-wreck sort of way."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Not worth "Meeting""
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"High marks for concept, lowered for a too-pat conclusion, but worth a look"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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