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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure PG

The story of a rebel and his bike.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 4, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Warner Home Video

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Certified Fresh87%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 113,258
Rating: 7/10 -- Chiefly successful because of its commitment to an artistic ideal: make something that looks, talks, feels, and moves like a cartoon. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Aug 27, 2012
Children should love the film and adults will be dismayed by the light brushstrokes with which Paul Reubens (one of three credited screenwriters, but star-billed under his stage name, Pee-wee Herman) suggests touches of Buster Keaton and Eddie Cantor. Full Review
Variety
Feb 9, 2010
Rating: 4/4 -- The film's inventiveness is on display from the get-go. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Oct 4, 2012
Reubens always lets us feel superior to his creation, and when his character slips, as it does more than once in this first feature outing, his own condescension shows through. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 9, 2010
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" isn't a movie but a collection of found objects from the garbage heap of low culture... Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 2, 2018
Burton demonstrates his knack for building seemingly dynamic meta-worlds inside our own world, depicting Pee Wee's own journey as exciting, harrowing, and often times scary. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Nov 1, 2014
Fair warning: this movie could induce terminal boredom in adults and rot the minds of the young. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Feb 9, 2010

Description by OLDIES.com:

The imaginative, hilarious comedy, PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE, stars happy-go-lucky Pee-Wee Herman (aka comedian Paul Reubens.) Pee-Wee Herman is not an average little boy--he exists in a grown-up body, has a penchant for 1950s Retro memorabilia, and lives in a zany, make-believe world. He is on a mission to find his beloved red bicycle, which has been stolen, and on the way Pee-Wee has a series of cartoon-like adventures.

When a fortune teller instructs Pee-Wee to look for his bike in the basement of the Alamo, he takes her advice. Embarking on a kind of Hero's Journey, Pee-Wee comes into contact with characters even crazier than he is. One of the more memorable scenes comes after he starts up a touching friendship with a romantic waitress (Diane Salinger) and is chased by her boyfriend (Jon Harris) around a park of giant dinosaur models until he finds himself in an unfriendly biker bar where, in order to avoid being killed, he performs an impromptu dance to the old surfer tune "Tequila." With imaginative sets and dream sequences that use claymation and pixilated models, PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE is a side-splitting comedy that references almost every Hollywood genre, especially the perennial favorite Road Movie.

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  • Sales Rank: 18,698
  • UPC: 883929004157
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