One of the signature formulas for '80s comedies was the whole "Get everything fixed before mom and dad get back!" gag. That plot was the basic spine for "Risky Business," "Weird Science," "Ferris Bueller," "Adventures in Babysitting," and seemed to peter out around the time of "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead."
Looks like it's making a comeback with the new throwback comedy "Fun Size," which also follows the one-crazy-night trend of "Superbad" but combines it with the awesomeness of Halloween. There hasn't been a truly great Halloween movie since, well, "Halloween."
According to Bloody Disgusting, the night in question revolves around a girl named Wren and her little bro Albert, who sneak off to a party. "The night turns to s**t when Albert goes missing and it becomes a race to find him before ol' mom finds out." Ticking clock, ticking clock!
Professional "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville is the biggest name so far in a cast that includes Thomas McDonell, Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Jane Levy, Thomas Middleditch, Osric Chau, Jackson Nicoll, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Pence, Holmes Osborne, James Pumphrey, Willam Belli and Peter Navy Tuiasosopo.
"Fun Size" marks the directorial debut of Josh Schwartz, the prodigious 34-year-old creator/developer of such monster hit TV series as "Chuck," "Gossip Girl" and "The O.C." When he launched the latter FOX drama, Schwartz was the youngest creator of a TV show ever, and if this new film is a success out of the box he may wind up following in the footsteps of J.J. Abrams, who plays hopscotch between ultra-successful television and film projects with girlish glee.