Son in Law
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Middle America will never be the same when comedian Pauly Shore (ENCINO MAN) travels to the Midwest and becomes the SON-IN-LAW. Shore stars as Crawl, L.A.'s funkiest college student, who's hilariously out of his element when he spends Thanksgiving at the family farm of a straitlaced college co-ed (Carla Gugino -- SPY KIDS). Crawl's unlike anything the Midwesterners have ever seen -- outside the barn that is! But before long, Crawl's plowing his way into their hearts with his outrageous antics and offbeat attempts at farming. Get ready for a truckload of laughs and a half-ton of hysteria with this totally irreverent comedy!

Even with Pauly Shore as the "star," this 1993 comedy is a bit better than you might think. Shore plays an insouciant college student asked by a friend (Carla Gugino) to pretend to be her fianc¨¦ over Thanksgiving break, thus discouraging a jerk back in her hometown from proposing. Shore's character agrees but is given a hard time by the girl's salt-of-the-earth family of farmers. The hero and Gugino's character actually have a crush on each other, and now that they have an opportunity to explore romance, their relationship is threatened by poor Pauly's tests of rural manhood. Shore aside, the strong cast--including Gugino and Lane Smith--lend this thing some credibility; and the script doesn't take any shortcuts in moving the characters beyond their assumptions about one another. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews:

  • Okay, but missing something
    We bought this movie for 2 reasons: (1) We love Pauly Shore's character humor, and (2) We knew that Brendan Fraser had a cameo spot as Link the Caveman. But this movie, overall, did not have the same zany spirit that was in Encino Man, or even In The Army Now. There also seemed to be too much off-color humor and language, which distracted from the movie as a whole. The premise and plot were terrific; just wish that it had been done better....more info
  • Son in Law
    All I can say about this movie is if you have a daughter going off to school then this is a must see movie ! And God help us all if "Crawl" is the one in charge. Full of laughs and suprizes. A must see movie if you are in the mood for laughs...more info
  • Pauly Shore's best!
    As a devoted fan of Pauly Shore for 6 years now I must say that Son-In-Law is his best movie ever. It combines his great humor with a touching story that anyone will love. It is certainly a great addition to any movie collection. END...more info
  • The Best
    This movie i believe is the best in Pauly Shore's career.
    It brings out his funny side and u just want to keep watchin more. I dont think that anyone would be disappionted in this movie....more info
  • Thoughts on Acting
    Tiffani Amber Thiessan is the bomb! She is a great actress and the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. A must see movie!...more info
  • Laugh Your A## Off
    This is a corn-ball comedy that I thought I'd hate and ended up laughing until the tears were coming from my eyes.

    The setup is well done, the story very funny, and then it ends with--well you find out.

    If you like to laugh this movie is for you....more info
  • Just for fun
    This is by far the best I've seen of Poly Shore. As a matter of fact he doesn't get any better. I know that many don't like him, but you should really give this one a chance. If you like to laugh this will will do it!...more info
    My grandson forced me into watching this one. I am not in the least a Pauly Shore fan, so I was not pleased when he dropped the film into the VCR. I have to admit though, I found myself laughing out loud several times. The story is cute and the comedy was very well executed. The supporting cast was great. This is a good one to watch on a rainy evening and certainly beats most of the stuff on TV at the present time. All in all, recommend. ...more info
  • Buuuuuuuddddddy
    Before yesterday I had seen just about every Pauly Shore movie but this one. This has to be one of Pauly Shores best works. Yea he's cheesy looking back on these movies now but as cheesy as he is it makes me laugh and I had a good time watching the flick. If you have never seen this older movie, give it 2 hours of your time. Youll be amused....more info
  • Spacy california beach boy goes to the heartland
    Funny, VERY FUNNY worth seein...more info
  • Funny, Funny, Funny
    This movie is so funny. Pauly Shore is a crazy nut. He was perfect for this movie. You will want to watch it over and over....more info
  • A Masterpiece
    This by far is Pauly Shore's best work yet. I mean who thinks of this stuff a hippie marries someone who is related to farmers and I mean Pauly Shore could care less about a family of farmers. But throughout the movie the unthinkable happens a hippie bonds with farmers. This is better than Bio-Dome times 2 and throw in a movie like Cabin Boy and you will have a masterpiece like this. If Pauly Shore was a chef and
    Son-In-Law was the meal he made he would be working in the finest restaurant in France....more info
  • Still a classic comedy in my books.
    I dont think I could ever get tired of this movie, to me it is hilarious and I dont think it will ever stop being funny to me....more info
  • his cones are bigger than mine !
    this is by far the best pauly shore movie. i'm sure you've already read what it is about so i won't bore you. most people have mixed revues about polly shore but i'm almost positive that even if you don't like him you will still enjoy this movie....more info
  • Classic Pauly Shore
    You can't really call yourself a Pauly Shore fan unless you love Son-in-Law. And it's hard not to love this movie. Granted, it is prone to a bit of cheesiness, but this is what we both love and respect about Pauly Shore. Becca is a fresh from the farm in South Dakota, now in California at college and on her own for the first time. She misses her family and her jock boyfriend back home and feels like she doesn't fit in. But Crawl (Pauly Shore, in perfect Pauly form) her resident advisor urges her to give college life one more chance before she goes home and shows her just how much fun being on your own in a new place can be. When the holidays roll around, Crawl has nowhere to go and decides that frozen turkey dinners are just fine for Thanksgiving, but Becca insists he join her and her family in South Dakota. Crawl is the opposite of anything her family has ever seen and as if that's not enough to make things silly, Becca's boyfriend tries to propose to her, but Becca doesn't want to get married yet and Crawl announces to the family that he's already proposed to Becca. Now absolute silliness takes over and it's just so much fun from here on out. If you need something fun and funny to watch, give Son-in-Law a try. One of my all-time favorites in my collection of silly comedies. You'll love it!...more info
  • One of My Favorite Comedies EVER!!
    Son in Law is an AWESOME movie. It is WELL worth the money. It has an original storyline with great acting.

    Summary: Rebecca (Carla Gugino) is a small town farm girl who decides to leave her family and boyfriend to go to college in the huge city. This is where she meets "Crawl" (Pauly Shore) who is her RA. Well Crawl decides to accompany "Becca" back to her small town home for Thanksgiving and that is where everything goes wrong. The family doesn't like Crawl so they make his life miserable not to mention Becca's boyfriend. Buy the movie to find out what happens to Crawl in this mishap comedy.

    This movie is full of laughs and if you never buy another comedy again you have to buy Son in Law. I don't think I have seen a funnier comedy. Son in Law is Pauly Shore at his best. You will NOT be dissappointed with this movie....more info
  • Excellent comedy that will be a modern cult classic.
    Pauly Shore's best role since " In The Army Now" has him as a city boy from L.A. in love with a Farmer's daughter and joins her for Thanksgiven and wants to be part of the family but he sometimes screws things up.

    Very entertaining, funny and sometimes heartwarmining with fine performances, a must see movie.

    The DVD looks good with picture and sounds great with it's sound....more info

  • Just too funny
    My whole family who has varied interests all agree this is one funny movie. Purchased it in video, lent it out, has not returned. Had to buy it again. I usually do not watch movies more than once. I can watch this many times over. No bad language, violance or nudity either....more info
  • One of the best comedies I've ever seen
    I'm not saying that Pauly Shore is a great actor, but Son in Law is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Shore plays a Shore-like resident assistant named Crawl at the California university chosen for matriculation by Rebecca of some farm (probably not Sunnybrook) in South Dakota. Her jock boyfriend Travis, who apparently spends all of his free time trying to look more and more like Tom Cruise, doesn't want her to go, afraid she will change out there on her own. Becca, as Crawl calls her, has a hard time adjusting to college life and is ready to quit and come home when Crawl convinces her to stay and try a little harder to fit in with the crowd. Soon, shy little Rebecca has been shorn of her long hair, clothed in "weasel ware," and tattooed, allowing her to mingle easily on the beach and at mud wrestling bars. When she learns that Crawl is going to be alone during Thanksgiving, she invites him home with her. Her parents and Travis are shocked when they see Becca's new undeniably hot look, but they are even more shocked when a lunatic in the form of Crawl shows up with her. He takes to country life in his uniquely Shore-ian way, horrifying just about everyone in the state of South Dakota. This is before Crawl announces that he and Becca are getting married, a lie engineered on the spot to forestall Travis' own marriage proposal to the new and improved Becca. Dad decides to show Crawl what farming is like, trying to drive him away with the nastiest farm chores known to man, at which point much hilarity ensues. In time, Crawl begins to win over Becca's family and even becomes a star attraction on the local square dance circuit, inspired by such songs as the theme to Green Acres and John Denver's Thank God I'm a Country Boy. Travis has his own plans for getting Becca back, though; feathers fly, and not just those from the turkey that gets loose in the house.

    Pauly Shore is in full Pauly Shore mode in this movie, but it works tremendously well here. The acting is great all the way around, Carla Gugino is adorable, Shore is hilarious, and there's not a dull moment to be found from beginning to end. I've watched this movie several times, with no noticeable decrease in the enjoyment factor from one viewing to the next. My parents, who haven't been to a movie since I was a kid dragging them along with me, actually borrowed this movie from me; some of their friends had been trying to find this hilarious movie they had seen but could not remember the name of for some time, and I recognized the plot as soon as they got around to asking me about it. It's a pretty unforgettable movie that appeals to a wide audience. If you have avoided Son in Law like the plague just because Pauly Shore stars in it, I urge you to reconsider and give this movie a chance. This is a very funny film the whole family can enjoy....more info

  • Pauly cracks me up
    Not everybody likes Shore but I find him so funny. We have several of his stuff on vhs and are purchasing over to dvds. If anyone can remember the way we talked in the 70's they will like his kind of comedy. I find him very amusing and I can relate to his style....more info
  • very average
    this film had a few laughs but was pretty run of the mill. Pauley Shore pretty much did the same role over&over but this film had a alright charm to it for a few minutes. i saw it again recently after some years&It had the same vibe to me then as now....more info
  • son-in-law
    One of the funniest movies of all time. But you need to be hip to dig it all. ...more info
  • Fresh Off The Farm...
    Even though the DVD itself doesn't have that many features on it, it does show other recommendations. The movie itself is.... moderately neat-o! You'll see what happens if you'd bring someone from California to South Dakota. I'd like to check out how good the soundtrack is if I find it at all. ...more info