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Home Fries

Home Fries
Home Fries
Home Fries
  • PG-13
  • 1h 33m
  • 1998
Rotten31%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Drew Barrymore stars as the irresistible target of a young assassin who can't decide whether to murder or marry his latest victim in Home Fries. Desperate to discover the identity of her husband Henry's, mistress, Mrs. Lever (Catherine O'Hara) orders her sons, Dorian (Luke Wilson) and Angus (Jake Busey), to scare their stepfather into telling the truth. But instead of merely frightening Henry, Dorian and Angus give the man a heart attack. Even worse, the brothers soon discover that Sally Jackson (Barrymore), the very beautiful--and very pregnant--drive-through cashier at Burger-Matic, hears everything on her headset! But as Angus schemes to kill Sally, Dorian finds himself falling for the girl without realizing that she holds a secret much more sinful than the recipe for the best vanilla milkshake in town. From Oscar winner Barry Levinson and Lawrence Kasdan comes an off beat romantic comedy about love, murder, hamburgers and Home Fries.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten31%
Critics Consensus: Screenwriter Vince Gilligan's mordant sense of humor strikes a discordant note in Home Fries, a romantic caper full of empty calories.
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Susan Granger
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F5 (Wichita, KS)
Jake Euker
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June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dark romcom has adultery, violence, themes of revenge.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Home Fries is a romcom about an extramarital affair that leads to characters seeking revenge through various attacks and plots. Far-fetched to the extreme, brothers Dorian (Luke Wilson) and Angus (Jake Busey) use a Cobra attack helicopter to scare -- not kill -- their stepfather who is having an affair with Sally (Drew Barrymore) and who is pregnant with their child. The plan backfires when he is literally scared to death and dies of a heart attack. After suspecting their deed was overheard, a new pursuit begins to eliminate those who may know too much, going as far as trying (and failing) to gas a woman's house with carbon monoxide. There is also some brandishing of guns -- although none are fired -- and the aforementioned helicopter is used again in yet another attempt at revenge. A scene in a morgue sees a character taking the jacket belonging to a corpse. There is some swearing, including "s--t," "whore," and "crap." The iconic cast and progressive female leads provide ripe talking points.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 25, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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