The popular 70s TV show makes a graceful transition to the big screen in this light-hearted feature that's part parody and part homage. The plot here (about a ruthless land developer who wants to buy the Brady home) is secondary to the playful juxtaposition of the Brady's era with our own. The film dotes on the peculiarities of 70s fashion and lingo with an almost religious fervor. The kids seem as lost in their wide-collared, pastel shirts as they do in their anachronistic moral universe. Marcia, for instance, is oblivious to the come-ons from a lesbian friend and she haughtily informs a date that she doesn't go to "third base." Several members of the original cast make cameo appearances.
Michael McKean - American actor, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Jean Smart - American TV Actress, DESIGNING WOMEN
Paul Sutera - Actor/"Brady Bunch Movie"
Barry Williams - American Television Actor, THE BRADY BUNCH
Jennifer Elise Cox - Actress/"Brady Bunch"
Betty Thomas - TV/Film Director/Actress
Alan Ladd Jr. - '90s Producer, son of Alan, Sr., former studio executive
Gary Cole - American TV/Film Actor
Jesse Lee - Child/Teen Actor
Shelley Long - American Film and Television Actress, CHEERS
Christopher Knight - American Television Actor, THE BRADY BUNCH
Olivia Hack - American actor/voice actor, THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE/AVATAR...
RuPaul - Cross-Dresser/Actor
RuPaul Charles - Cross-Dresser/Actor
Christine Taylor - American Actress/Showdown
Christopher Daniel Barnes - American Teen Actor
C. D. Barnes - American Teen Actor
Henriette Mantel - Actress/"Brady Bunch"
Ann B. Davis - American Actress, THE BRADY BUNCH
Florence Henderson - American Actress, THE BRADY BUNCH
Davy Jones - Musician/The Monkees
David Jones - Musician/The Monkees
Filmed in Deluxe and Panavision. Copyright 1995 Paramount Pictures Corporation. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Fans will revel in the dead-on impressions of the original actors..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 02/24/1995 USA Today, p.5D
Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Movies of 1995" -- "...A wonderful surprise. Exuberantly witty..." - 12/29/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.115
"...A clever, engaging adaptation....Thomas has a wonderful cast of young performers....Best of all is Cole -- he makes Mike Brady his own..." - 02/20/1995 Variety
"...Particularly outstanding is Christine Taylor as Marcia....It's Jennifer Elise Cox who steals the film as Jan..." - 06/01/1995 Sight and Sound, p.38-9
"...Not only does the new cast look uncannily like the original Bunch, the ensemble acting is uniformly right as well..." - 02/17/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F1