What might have been yet another disastrous big-screen sitcom revival (like the awful Beverly Hillbillies movie) works wonderfully in this clever comedy. The reason it works is the ingenious notion of taking the sickeningly wholesome Brady clan and plopping them -- unchanged -- into the 1990s. It's mostly a one-joke movie, the one joke being the family's utter cluelessness when presented with such developments as carjacking and lesbian seduction, but fans of the TV series will also be delighted at canny re-creations of some favorite scenes and cameos by some of the original cast members. Lighthearted and entertaining, though a bit racy for the kiddies, this twisted nostalgia piece is a lot of fun. Particularly noteworthy is the production design, which faithfully re-creates the look and loud but strangely washed-out colors of the show.
by Robert Firsching review