Run time: 90 mins
In Theaters: Friday 17th February 1995
Distributed by: Paramount Home Video
Production compaines: Paramount Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 15
IMDB: 5.9 / 10
Director: Betty Thomas
Starring: Shelley Long as Carol Brady, Gary Cole as Mike Brady, Christine Taylor as Marcia Brady, Christopher Daniel Barnes as Greg Brady, Jennifer Elise Cox as Jan Brady, Paul Sutera as Peter Brady, Olivia Hack as Cindy Brady, Jesse Lee Soffer as Bobby Brady, Henriette Mantel as Alice Nelson, David Graf as Sam Franklin, Florence Henderson as Grandma, Jack Noseworthy as Eric Dittmeyer, Megan Ward as Donna Leonard, Jean Smart as Mrs. Dena Dittmeyer, Michael McKean as Mr. Larry Dittmeyer, Alanna Ubach as Noreen, Shane Conrad as Doug Simpson, Marissa Ribisi as Holly, R.D. Robb as Charlie Anderson, RuPaul as Mrs. Cummings
But Brady -- the movie -- does everything right, balancing faithfulness with the original film with rib-jabbing at its family-friendly kitsch. The catch: The Bradys are updated to the 1990s, but they haven't changed a bit. The plot itself -- about a plan to put a mini-mall in place of the Brady block -- is a throwaway. It's just an excuse to set us up with endless Brady antics, from Cindy's tattling to Peter's voice changing, to Johnny Bravo. If all this means something to you, the film will be nothing short of hilarious. If it's meaningless to you, just look at what you missed!
Okay, I'm not exactly "selling" this movie to you. What can I say? The Bradys simply have no equal -- both the goodie-two-shoes originals and the lost-in-the-past updates. Give it a shot.