Funny Farm
Funny Farm (1988)

Chevy Chase stars as Andy Farmer, a sportswriter who moves with his schoolteacher wife Elizabeth (Madolyn Smith) to the country in order to write a novel in relative seclusion. Of course, seclusion is the last thing the Farmers find in the… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 3, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 18, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The year`s funniest movie to date.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Tired '80s slapstick comedy has cursing, drinking.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...cute, easygoing, and engaging.

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Nell Minow
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Cathy Burke
United Press International

Chevy Chase does the best comedic acting of his movie career in this off-beat satire of exquisite rural living.

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Steve Crum

Silly, but Chase adds his own brand of humor.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Funny Farm is one of those small miracles that starts out like a lot of other movies and then somehow finds its own way, step after step, to an original comic vision.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Surprisingly funny

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

One of Chase's better vehicles (although that may be damning with faint praise)

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Pretty cut-and-dried, fish-out-of-water story: "hilarity ensues when a city couple move out to the country." This has been done before, and… More
Tim Salmons
It's considered an 80's classic, but it's not quiet as memorable.
Nicki Marie
I never saw this back in the 80's. I have to say, I was shocked to discover this was from 1988, looking at it, I was thinking maybe 82 or 83. It is… More
KJ Proulx
Dated, but funny! Funny farm is pure hilarity!
Aj V
An hilarious movie about a writer who moves out to the country to get some peace and quiet so he can write, but finds it's not that easy. Chase is… More
Jason Owens
"Funny Farm" is a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase) and Elizabeth Farmer (Madolyn Smith) want to find a place to… More