Yours, Mine and Ours

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A Great Family Film All the Way

Jul 30, 2012
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great cast, humor is present

Cons:A bit dated, somewhat slow.

The Bottom Line:  A fun movie that can be enjoyed by all.


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Family is an important virtue that holds true both in real life, and in the fictional world of movies. A good example of using family as the moral of the story is 1968s comedy “Yours, Mine and Ours”. Based on a real life story, tells the story of a man and a woman who love each other, but each of them have a large amount of kids. While it's not entirely accurate, and it has aged a bit, the movie does work with the theme of getting along in a family. “Yours, Mine and Ours” is the perfect movie for families to enjoy and teaches us that both sides of the family can come together, despite our differences.

The plot of the film is based on real story with some fictionalized events through in. Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda) falling love with Helen North (Lucille Ball) Everything is going smooth until they find out about their children. And boy do they! For it turns out that Helen has eight kids, and Frank has ten kids. Frank and Helen soon get married and thus raises a very important question. Can the two families come together and get along perfectly?

“Yours, Mine and Ours” is a comedy classic. The writing is perfect as the humor is present and will definitely get a laugh every time you watch it. The acting is perfect as Fonda and Ball are very well cast in this movie; even the supporting cast from the kid actors are good as well. The moral of having two families come together as one is a great lesson, even in today's age. There's political commentary which judges the system of equality as well as how a family is run. But the humor is where the movie is at. It's funny, it's hilarious and it's definitely worth the time watching.

Now with that being said, there are some minor complaints that do slow the film down a bit. For one thing, “Yours, Mine and Ours” is a product of its time period. As this came out in the late 1960s, there are some stuff that deal with the Vietnam War that newer audiences may not fully understand. The bottom line is: the movie has aged a bit, so some viewers may not get all the jokes right off the bat. Also, the movie feels a bit slow. At nearly two hours, it could have been shortened by a couple of minutes to make it easier to watch. But these are only minor complaints.

In conclusion, “Yours, Mine and Ours” is a great comedy that addresses the issue of family behavior and the comparisons and contrasts that each one has perfectly. Just skip out on the 2005 remake.


Recommend this product? Yes


Viewing Format: VHS
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 9 - 12


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