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"One family's experience with the M-word."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.1  (6,202)
  • 36

Moving is a 1988 comedy film directed by Alan Metter and starring Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, and Stacey Dash. The movie tells the story of a middle-class family from New Jersey who moves cross-country to California for a new job opportunity. The film features a range of comedic situations that arise from the stress of moving, cultural differences, and miscommunications.

The main character of the film is Arlo Pear, played by Richard Pryor. Arlo is a hardworking in-house moving company driver who is trying to provide for his family. He is married to Monica, played by Beverly Todd, and they have three children. The Pear family decides to move across the country from New Jersey to California because Arlo has been offered a new job opportunity. However, the move proves to be much more challenging than they anticipated.

The Pears encounter many obstacles on their cross-country journey, including car trouble, a hostile truck driver, and language barriers with the people they meet along the way. These obstacles get more and more ridiculous as the family progresses, and their frustration grows. Adding to their stress, they discover that their new house has not yet been finished, so they must stay in a motel until the construction is complete.

Complications continue to arise when Arlo starts his new job. He quickly realizes that his new boss, played by Randy Quaid, is a maniacal control freak who will stop at nothing to maintain his sense of order on the job site. The construction site becomes the scene of many hilarious conflicts between Arlo and his boss.

Meanwhile, Monica is struggling to adjust to life in their new neighborhood. She is especially thrown off when she meets a group of rich women who are all vying for social dominance. One of the women, played by Stacey Dash, takes a particular interest in Monica and tries to meddle in her family's personal affairs.

Throughout the film, the Pear family must cope with the challenges of their new life while trying to maintain their sanity. They encounter many eccentric characters and bizarre situations, but they ultimately find a way to make the best of their circumstances.

Moving is a classic comedy film that showcases the talents of Richard Pryor and Beverly Todd. Pryor brings his trademark wit and energy to his role as Arlo, and Todd's strong performance as Monica adds heart to the family dynamic. The film's supporting cast is also noteworthy, particularly Randy Quaid's portrayal of the boss from hell.

Overall, Moving is a lighthearted and enjoyable film that provides many memorable moments. Its humor is both relatable and absurd, making it a perfect choice for a family movie night. The movie's ending is heartwarming and satisfying, providing a fitting conclusion to the Pear family's journey.

Moving is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 36.

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    1 hr 29 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (6,202)
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