Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Meatballs (1979)

Tom:
Meatballs,1979,USA
Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Muarry,Harvey Atkin and Kate Lynch


Before "Caddyshack",Before "Ghostbusters there was "Meatballs" The classic 1979 Comedy that features the film debut of comedic legend Bill Murray,The films simple plot is about wacky hijinks takikng place at a less then average summer camp, led by a fun loving camp counceler.The film was directed by future "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman and co written by frequent Muarry colabarator Harold Ramis who really capture the essence of an American summer camp in the 70's. watching the film now after 32 years since it was released, its ridiculously cheesy and very over the top but that adds to the humour.The film has a lot of memorable and classic moments and Bill Muarry is great as always.The film also features a good friendship between Muarry's charecter and Rudy a young kid with a self esteem problem,the two have a few great scenes including the two going for jogs and playing cards for peanuts.Overall Meatballs is definitely not as great a film as Caddyshack,Stripes or even Ghostbusters but the film definitely is a fun and enjoyable time and fans of Bill Muarry's early work will love it.

Tom: 2.5/4

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