Warner Bros. released Funny Farm to theaters on June 3, 1988. George Roy Hill directed the film starring Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith Osborne, and Kevin O’Morrison.
‘Funny Farm’ Movie Summary
Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith play Andy and Elizabeth Farmer, a couple of yuppies from New York City. The happy pair is over the Big Apple, and they decide to move to the Connecticut countryside for some peace and quiet. Andy is professional sportswriter looking to write his great American novel about an ex-Marine turned journalist named I. M. Fletcher. Elizabeth is a happy housewife by day and an urban cowgirl at night, but that’s for another podcast. The two are a match made in vulgarian heaven.
Throughout this hilarious fish-out-of-water tale, Andy and Elizabeth must endure sign-stealing teenagers, telephone-less houses, starvation diets, and drunk-driving mailmen tossing deliveries into tiny mail boxes like a stumbling barfly playing darts at 2am. Even their furniture arrives late due to a disintegrating bridge and a poorly drawn map. You ever notice the smaller the town, the more detailed the directions to a place are?
Once the Farmers settle into their new Rockwellian paradise, the hilarity continues with Andy’s writer’s block. So instead of singing Snow White songs to the birds, Andy tosses a steaming cup of his mocha frustrations at them. He then buys a heavenly dog named Benji which reincarnates its ass out of the town before Andy can fuck up its life too, and then, if that’s not enough, Andy discovers a dead body buried on the farm. The undertaker’s small-town prices are killer, but this is comedy gold we’re talking about, so it pays for itself.Read the full summary
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