Out on a Limb

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"He's got 24 hours to find his missing wallet with a phone number worth a hundred million dollars. There's only one place he hasn't looked..."
  • PG
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (2,005)

Out on a Limb is a hilarious and adventurous movie from 1992, directed by Francis Veber, starring Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, and Heidi Kling. The movie centers on a young and ambitious businessman, Bill Campbell (Broderick), who works for a large corporation in San Francisco. Bill is desperate to impress his boss, Mr. Davenport (Jones), and secure a promotion. However, his plans are put on hold when his sister, Patti (Kling), calls him for help. She is stranded in a small Northern California town after her fiancé abandons her and takes their money.

Reluctant to leave his work, Bill at first declines to help his sister, but Mr. Davenport realizes that this is an opportunity for him to impress his superiors, so he forces Bill to go on a weekend adventure to the small town of Cedarville to bring his sister back.

At first, Bill is frustrated with his sister and the situation. However, he quickly finds himself caught up in a series of outrageous situations that leave him in the middle of the woods, lost, and forced to survive in the wild. He hops from one comical misadventure to the next, dealing with everything from scrappy townies to mountain lions.

As Bill tries to navigate his way back to civilization, he runs into a slew of quirky characters, including a group of wilderness guides, a beautiful and mysterious woman named Meg (Courtney Pledger), and a band of bumbling bank robbers who mistake him for a cop. Along the way, he learns to adapt to the wilderness, overcome his fears, and find his inner strength.

The film is a comedic masterpiece, full of witty one-liners, slapstick humor, and absurd plot twists that will keep viewers entertained from beginning to end. Broderick delivers a winning performance as the uptight businessman who is forced to embrace the wild side of life, while Jeffrey Jones steals the show as the domineering boss who is impossible to please.

Heidi Kling is also fantastic in her role as Bill's sister, adding a touch of vulnerability to the otherwise lighthearted film. She reminds Bill of the importance of family and the value of taking risks, even when they seem scary and unpredictable.

Alongside the humor, Out on a Limb also carries a heartwarming message about friendship, family, and self-discovery. Despite the absurdity of the plot, the film is surprisingly touching and emotional at times, touching on themes of personal growth and the power of the human spirit.

Overall, Out on a Limb is a fantastic feel-good movie that will leave viewers laughing, crying, and feeling inspired. It's a perfect choice for anyone who loves quirky comedies and heartwarming stories of personal transformation. So, grab some popcorn and get ready for a wild ride with Bill and his crew as they venture Out on a Limb.

Out on a Limb is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

Out on a Limb
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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.3  (2,005)