Troop Beverly Hills

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"When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!"
  • PG
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.9  (11,291)
  • 32

The movie "Troop Beverly Hills" is a 1989 comedy directed by Jeff Kanew, starring Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, and Betty Thomas. Shelley Long plays Phyllis Nefler, a wealthy, socialite who has never had to work a day in her life. Phyllis is married to Freddy Nefler (Craig T. Nelson), a successful lawyer, and has a daughter named Hannah. When Phyllis learns that Freddy is planning to divorce her, she decides to join her daughter's Wilderness Girls troop as a way to win back his affection.

Phyllis is not your typical scout leader, and her Beverly Hills lifestyle quickly clashes with the rugged outdoors. Nevertheless, she is determined to prove herself as a competent leader and sets out to earn the Wilderness Girls' highest honor, the Wilderness Girl's Golden Arrow, by taking her troop on a series of challenging outdoor adventures.

Phyllis' unorthodox leadership style quickly earns her the nickname "Phyllis Nefler, the Beverly Hills Commando," and she uses her socialite skills to get her troop out of sticky situations. For example, when the girls get lost in the woods, she applies her knowledge of astronomy to navigate them back to camp.

Throughout the movie, Phyllis' relationship with her daughter Hannah is explored. Hannah is embarrassed by her mother's extravagant lifestyle and wishes that she were more like the other kids in her troop, who come from more conventional families. However, as Phyllis proves herself to be a capable leader and earns her daughter's respect, Hannah starts to see her mother in a new light.

Meanwhile, Freddy is struggling to move on from his unhappy marriage to Phyllis. He is dating a younger woman and is on the brink of moving to a new city. However, when he sees how dedicated Phyllis is to the troop and how much she cares for their daughter, he begins to have second thoughts about their divorce.

The movie culminates in a Wilderness Girls' competition, where Phyllis' troop faces off against a rival troop led by the strict, authoritarian Velda Plendor (Betty Thomas). The competition is intense, and much is at stake, including Phyllis' marriage and the future of the Wilderness Girls organization.

Overall, "Troop Beverly Hills" is a lighthearted, feel-good movie that showcases Shelley Long's comedic talent. It has a positive message about the importance of determination, perseverance, and embracing one's unique qualities. The movie also touches on themes of family, love, and self-discovery. It is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a fun and heartwarming movie that the whole family can enjoy.

Troop Beverly Hills is a 1989 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 32.

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