Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while the plot of this movie is uninspired, children -- as well as adult fans of the peculiar cult character -- will enjoy seeing Paul Reubens back in his trademark red bow tie. Still, you're better off checking out Pee-wee's Big Adventure. The video is also hindered by what seems to be the wrong director at the helm. This mildly entertaining story is short on energy and excitement. Only Danny Elfman's exhilarating score maintains its enthusiasm throughout. But kids may like it. Its non-threatening circus people, a talking pig, and the peculiar lure of Pee-Wee himself should be enough to interest 6- to 8-year-olds. Older kids and preteens will enjoy the goofy story and odd characters.
An unusually libidinous Pee-Wee doesn't have the courtesy to break off his engagement before he starts kissing circus folk.
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