WELL !? How do you sum the Brady Bunch up in a few words ?! Cheerful, Cheesy and Ultra Camp !
The Bradys are all stuck in the 70s and are extremely kitch - they love their 'far out' catchphrases, clothes, furniture, house and attitudes. They are wholesome and pure - and therein lies their ultimate charm.
Mike Brady - never short of a long anecdote - and Carol - denser than the maids Meatloaf - head this wonderful family on a wacky adventure to raise $20k to pay a tax bill and save their home.
The children are delightful and each has their own peculiarity. With so many characters in one house it would be easy to get confused with them all or have some left out, but not in this case. And even if you are unfamiliar with the original all-round American Brady Bunch Series (like me an ignorant Brit), it matters not as the gist is easy to pick up.
There are so many funny scenes in the film - you will find your own favourites - but especially humourous to me are the story lines involving 'Marcia Marcia Marcia !' and her often overlooked younger sister Jan. Tears still well in my eyes at the sight of Jan in an Afro-wig ! "But Jan - you haven't got any friends" Or getting family planning advice from Teacher Rupaul "Oh and Jan? Come back when you're pregnant !"
Also one to watch - Marcia's lesbian friend - she's hilarious !
A real fun story with funny lines, slapstick humour and amazing retro fashion ! I LOVE THIS FILM !!