Home Fries


(out of 5)

A messy comedy about a fast-food restaurant employee () who is pregnant with a married man’s child, and becomes the target of his stepsons after they murder him and she accidentally overhears it. Unfortunately, one of the stepsons (, who was engaged to Barrymore at the time) falls in love with her while getting the job done and all sorts of entanglements ensue. Like any movie she’s in, Barrymore gives a warmhearted and memorable performance, but the plot wanders around so much in search of a spine and the direction is just so vacant that she can only look bad in the end. is wonderful in a supporting role as the twisted mother of the two killers.

Baltimore Pictures, Home Fries Productions Inc., Kasdan Pictures, Warner Bros.

USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 1998


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