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When Marty calls Monty after he leaves the kids birthday party, Norman Bates' house (Psycho, Bates Motel) is in the background behind Monty. See more »
When Marty is upset that his car has been sabotaged and is banging away at the instruments, in the close up of his hands you can see he is wearing blue mechanical rubber gloves instead of the blue died skin. See more »
The film ends with Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) as a clown See more »
The DVD contains a few deleted and extended scenes, including an extended scene of when they are filming the chicken movie, an extended scene at Marty's party, a deleted scene at the end were a big crate falls on Marty's car, and an additional scene that is part of the takedown sequence where the gatekeeper won't let Marty into the studio. See more »
Very nice kids movie; adults can play spot the connection.
Broad comedy, minimized violence, recognizable stars - drop the kids off at the matinee and you're in good shape.
If you go along with them, you can play spot the movie connection. Half the movie is set at Universal Studios Los Angeles. Aside from the obvious (character walking past the Norman Bates House, etc.), the producers left dozens of props from other movies lying around. (I already submitted the cars from "Back to the Future" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".) It's almost like the movie is one big plug for the Universal Studios tour.
Speaking of plugs: Note the obvious ones for Coca-Cola and the E.T. re-release.
Parental Guidance note: Please be sure to explain to your kids that a) Hollywood is not a nice place to run away to, and b) they shouldn't expect to get hugs and encouragement after they run away.
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