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Dean Parisot, who won a live-action short Oscar, made his feature directorial debut with this black comedy from a producer team that included Barry Levinson and Lawrence Kasdan. A philandering stepdad is the victim of vengeful Mrs. Lever (Catherine O'Hara), who sends her sons out to scare him to death. Cobra helicopter pilots Dorian (Luke Wilson) and Angus (Jake Busey) accomplish this by strafing the forest at night as the stepdad runs in terror. No one knows that pregnant Burger-Matic cashier Sally (Drew Barrymore) was the stepdad's mistress. However, since Burger-Matic and Cobra… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Drew is cute as always and so's Wilson"
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Drew comes through for us. Her easy charm and winning smile put us back on track, giving us something familiar and wonderful to cling to."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Barrymore waddles through scene after scene in a variety of shabby housedresses and fussy, fluffy sweaters, the kinds of ridiculous clothes Hollywood seems for some reason to believe downtrodden young women in the Midwest actually wear."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A dark comedy that's artificially dark and is never very funny."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"What's interesting is pretty much unintentional, centering in the film's performances, which are excellent indeed."
‑ David Bartholomew, Film Journal International
"It's one thing to be offbeat, and another thing entirely to be off-pitch."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"There's a good movie somewhere in here trying to escape... the audience can relate to that desire."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"The home fries are too salty for my taste."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"For every good performance and delightful, well-written scene, there would be a large amount of off-the-wall material that did not work at all."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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