My revisit of older films continues with this remake of the classic 60s comedy, Yours, Mine and Ours (2005). The film has a pretty good cast and all kinds of outlandish antics that keep the laughter rolling.
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) Film Review
Multiple moves to his career and the lives of his eight kids, Frank Beardsley (Dennis Quaid) is an admiral in the Coast Guard with an eye on a new commission. His eldest William (Sean Faris) is squared away and ready to take a possibly similar career path as his father. Together with William and Christina (Katija Pevec) and Mrs. Munion (Linda Hunt), they make ready for another new school. After being set up on a reluctant blind date, Frank runs into Helen North (Rene Russo) the woman he loved in high school.
After a whirlwind reunion that continues at their reunion, the pair decides to marry and co-mingle families. The only big problem about this is Frank’s eight kids and Helen’s ten are less than happy to become a family unit!‘YOURS, MINE AND OURS’: THE FAMILY COMEDY THAT’S STILL FUNNY #DENNISQUAID #MOVIES #FAMILYMOVIES #FUNNYMOVIES #GOODMOVIES Click To Tweet
It’s been so many years since I’ve seen this one. However when it keeps popping up on Amazon Prime, and with nothing else in mind, one goes ahead and hits play. The film has a solid cast and allows for some, at the time, new talent to have a role. Some other familiar cast includes Danielle Panabaker, Drake Bell, and Miranda Cosgrove. Of course Quaid and Russo are also good, and though she has too small a role, I really did enjoy Linda Hunt in this as well.
The film leans heavily into the absurdity of everything living with eighteen kids may entail. However while some of the antics may be too “silly” for some viewers, honestly, that absurdity is part of why it’s funny. The film does falter in coming to a conclusion of their being no room for Frank and Helen to meet in the middle of their two discipline (which by the way represents way more than the physical debate) styles. But hey, asking to see that in a Hollywood comedy is perhaps too much. The story moves at a rapid pace with all the funny comedy and there’s an overall fun story of embracing change. All in all, Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) is a good time.
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You can find Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) digitally on Amazon Video; at publication it is with Prime.
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Content: there may be a mild innuendo or two; the film has an official PG rating for “crude humor.”
Photos: MGM / Paramount Pictures