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  • Summary: Set in a stylized yet familiar landscape of Americana, Munro’s whimsical cautionary tale follows Alby Cutrera, a 35-year-old husband and father who longs for the days of his carefree boyhood when his only occupation was playing with his action figures. Desperate to escape the confines ofSet in a stylized yet familiar landscape of Americana, Munro’s whimsical cautionary tale follows Alby Cutrera, a 35-year-old husband and father who longs for the days of his carefree boyhood when his only occupation was playing with his action figures. Desperate to escape the confines of adulthood and return to his halcyon days, Alby tracks down his childhood whipping boy Elias, who now teaches at a special needs school, and persuades him to take a road trip to Diggityland – their favorite childhood theme park. As the dynamic duo motor along Florida’s tatty Orange Blossom Highway, they encounter a cast of tragicomic creatures, including an AWOL ex-theme park employee turned commando hitchhiker, an oversexed bartending clown-in-training, and a trailer-dwelling delusional mermaid . Calamity and mayhem ensue as Alby and Elias’ sentimental trip down memory lane becomes an unsolicited lesson in the perils of living in the past. (Emerging Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. A poignant, quirky and effective alternative to the usual soulless, computer-generated summer fare.
  2. 70
    Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up.
  3. 63
    It's dramatically unsatisfying.
  4. 50
    Full Grown Men marks the feature debut of director David Munro, who was born and raised in Miami and shoots Florida like a native.
  5. Obviously, Munro is reaching for something about how people allow themselves to get mired in the past. But his characters and situations are so exaggerated and dreary that his point gets quickly lost.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    40
    For better and for worse (at least for a story about a man struggling to behave like an adult), Full Grown Men feels and thinks with the heart and mind of a child.
  7. This candy-colored movie, whose soft hues match the colored cereal loops that Alby devours at his mother's house, is a post-Freudian fable that wants to be a kind of anti-"Wizard of Oz" for a culture inundated with toys and toons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DavidL
    Jul 7, 2008
    10
    Excellent Movie!!!
  2. Daniel
    Jul 6, 2008
    9
    Cute movie. Kind of like Sideways. I love the actors and it's great for what it's trying to be.
  3. HenryF.
    Feb 16, 2010
    2
    It is probably not fair of me to vote on this one, since I wanted to turn it off before the credits ended. It was obvious the main character It is probably not fair of me to vote on this one, since I wanted to turn it off before the credits ended. It was obvious the main character was intolerable and uninteresting and unbelievable from the get-go. It only got worse from there. I made it through half the movie before I decide to go give myself an enema instead. Collapse