Curly Sue
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John Hughes dishes out the sentiment by the ladle-full in Curly Sue. The film stars James Belushi as Bill Dancer, a down-on-his-luck drifter who lives by his wits on the highways and byways of the United States, stealing free meals, slipping into movie theaters, and sleeping in welfare hotels. Bill is also the guardian of cute pint-size moppet Curly Sue (Alisan Porter), a cutey pie cross between Little Orphan Annie and Tatum O'Neal's Addie Loggins character from Paper Moon. Bill and Curly Sue are a perfect con team, and they practice their scams when they need money for food. Pulling a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film has a desperately cutesy-pie charm that drips with flop sweat."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Reprehensible from start to finish, and utterly manipulative and mindless to boot."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Is this the same John Huges who wrote "The Breakfast Club"? I don't think so."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A disappointingly sentimental and shallow film from John Hughes about the homeless"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Any similarity between Curly Sue and Shirley Temple is practically intentional."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A violent, offensive comedy."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"It's the first film in which Hughes flat-out sentimentalizes being rich--moreover, selling out."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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