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Encino Man

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Encino Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
88 minutes
performer:
Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser
director:
Les Mayfield
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
genre:
ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a C-

In this literally lowbrow laughfest, two teenage dorks (Sean Astin, Pauly Shore) find a living Cro-Magnon (Brendan Fraser) frozen in their own backyard. Deciding to keep the discovery to themselves, they teach him to act like them (it’s not such a leap), then pass him off at school as a foreign exchange student. So guess who gets crowned king of the senior prom? Sure, there are comic possibilities in a culture clash of caveman with cafeteria society — but unless your sense of humor is low on the evolutionary ladder, you’re likely to be disappointed by this flick’s primitive yuks. If it’s a funny fish out of water you want, rent Big or even Back to the Future again. Keep Encino Man where he belongs: on ice. C-

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