History Film / ProblemChild

18th Aug '17 1:28:05 PM xcountryguy
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** [[spoiler: Same thing later on, when he uses himself as a shield to protect Junior from being shot by Martin.]]

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** [[spoiler: Same [[spoiler:Same thing later on, when he uses himself as a shield to protect Junior from being shot by Martin.]]
12th Aug '17 11:01:14 AM nombretomado
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This movie received overwhelmingly negative reviews during its theatrical release, and is [[Creator/DennisDugan Dennis Dugan's]] second worst reviewed film on RottenTomatoes, second only to ''Film/JackAndJill'', but has since received cult status on home video. It was followed by two sequels, ''Problem Child 2'' in 1991, and ''Problem Child 3: Junior in Love'' in 1995.

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This movie received overwhelmingly negative reviews during its theatrical release, and is [[Creator/DennisDugan Dennis Dugan's]] second worst reviewed film on RottenTomatoes, Website/RottenTomatoes, second only to ''Film/JackAndJill'', but has since received cult status on home video. It was followed by two sequels, ''Problem Child 2'' in 1991, and ''Problem Child 3: Junior in Love'' in 1995.
8th Aug '17 9:00:54 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* SquashedFlat: Subverted. The Love Rock rolls over [=LaWanda=] and seemingly flattens her, but she was merely pushed into the ground and the only injuries she suffers are to her pride.


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* WinWinEnding: Everybody pretty much gets exactly what they wanted or needed in the end: Ben and Annie hook up, Junior and Trixie are best pals, [=LaWanda=] finds herself a more suitable new hubby in Big Ben, and Big Ben gets a sugar mama to punch his MealTicket.
21st Jul '17 11:36:58 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: The Bow-Tie Killer. Junior even wore one during the first film, because he idolized him. However, he threw it away at the end.
** For no reason, Junior wore one in ''3'', ignoring this fact. Though granted, the film was written by different people, compared to the first two.
15th May '17 12:49:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BrickJoke: Big Ben's "Millionaire Starter Kit." Little Ben and Junior see a cheesy TV ad for the obvious scam, and later Junior calls Voytek, who's living in squalor with one of the kits sitting on the counter behind him. The gag comes later when Big Ben moves in with them, lamenting that his scheme went bust and he only sold ''one'' starter kit.
19th Apr '17 10:09:10 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ColorCodedCharacters: Ben and Junior favor blue with a touch of red in their outfits, all of Big Ben's clothes are mostly green, just about everything [=LaWanda=] wears or owns is bright red, and Annie mostly wears white. The color motif enhances the more cartoony vibe of this movie when compared to the original.
26th Feb '17 10:45:23 AM Mullon
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* ShoutOut: Dr. Peabody is wearing, [[IAmNotMakingThisUpDisclaimer of all things]], a ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' smiley-face-with-bloodstain button on his coat, though the blood looks slightly different in that it is covering the left eye instead of above it.
23rd Feb '17 12:20:34 AM GhostOfAGeek
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8th Feb '17 12:48:15 PM TitoMosquito
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* ShoutOut: Below is a list of examples from all three movies

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* ShoutOut: Below is a list of examples from all three moviesmovies:
** The poster of the 1st movie resembles that of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}''.



* ShoutOut: The movie poster resembles that of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}''.
25th Sep '16 4:30:33 PM ANTMuddle
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Corky. And if that wasn't enough, the actor who played him, Blake McIver Ewing, ''IS'' actually gay!

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Corky. And if that wasn't enough, the actor who played him, Blake McIver Mciver Ewing, ''IS'' actually gay!



* BratsWithSlingshots: Junior uses his on a horse that one of the three bullies is riding. Said horse goes bananas when it gets hit, dumping the equestrian into the drink.

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* BratsWithSlingshots: Junior uses his on a horse that one of the three bullies is riding. Said The horse goes bananas when it gets hit, dumping the equestrian into the drink.



** With Corky it is particularly played straight. Duke and Blade were actual bullies who harmed Junior physically multiple times. Corky, while not the nicest kid, never actually harmed Junior yet he was probably injured the most seriously. And what happens to Junior after that? Eats ice-cream with his dad!

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** With Corky it is particularly played straight. Duke and Blade were actual bullies who harmed Junior physically multiple times. Corky, while not the nicest kid, never actually harmed Junior yet he was probably injured the most seriously. And what happens to Junior after that? that? Eats ice-cream with his dad!



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Tiffany; see ShaggyDogStory.



* ShaggyDogStory: The whole film sees Junior's effort to gain the attention of a love interest and competing with three bullies to do it. After he finally overcomes the opposition, he finds that said girl is a [[NiceCharacterMeanActor snooty control freak]]. But it works out in the end as he meets a much nicer girl shortly after.

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* RearingHorse: When it gets hit in the flank with Junior's slingshot, Corky's horse ends up in this stance, throwing its rider into the air and into the drink.
* ShaggyDogStory: The whole film sees Junior's effort to gain the attention of a love interest and competing with three bullies to do it. After he finally overcomes the opposition, he finds that said girl is a [[NiceCharacterMeanActor snooty control freak]].snooty]] {{control freak}}. But it works out in the end as he meets a much nicer girl shortly after.
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