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  • PG
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 5.4  (32,808)
  • 27

Problem Child is a 1990 comedy film that stars Michael Oliver as the titular character and is directed by Dennis Dugan. The movie follows the story of a couple, Ben and Flo Healy, played by John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck, who cannot conceive a child of their own. They decide to adopt a child, and little do they know that their lives will never be the same again.

Before they adopt the child, they are warned by a state worker about the trouble that comes with the child, but they are adament that they bring the child home. But as soon as Junior, the child they adopt, steps foot in their house, they realize what the worker had warned was true. Junior is a mischievous child who wreaks havoc everywhere he goes causing mayhem wherever he is left alone.

Ben is a good-hearted man who tries everything in his power to be a good father to Junior, but he struggles to control his child who seems to have a never-ending supply of tricks up his sleeve. Junior, played by Michael Oliver, is a master manipulator who terorrizes his new family to the brink of insanity, causing one disaster after another.

Despite his antics, Junior is kind-hearted and just wants a family who loves him. The Healy family tries everything they can to get rid of the child, but Ben eventually realizes that what Junior really needs is love and support.

The film features a rich ensemble cast that brings life to the humorous and often absurd situations that occur as Junior does his best to cause chaos. The cast includes actors such as Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, and many others.

With its whimsical humor, heartwarming moments, and delightful cast, Problem Child is an entertaining and endearing comedy that is sure to leave a smile on your face. The film is a lighthearted and comedic take on the difficulties of parenting, adoption, and the power of love to change even the most mischievous hearts.

In conclusion, Problem Child is a hilarious and heartwarming tale of a young boy who will stop at nothing to create chaos and the family that loves him despite his constant misbehavior. The film remains a timeless classic, and its message of love, adoption, and family still rings true today.

Problem Child is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 27.

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    1 hr 18 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (32,808)
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