Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

{5/5} “There are a lot of  things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.”

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, released in 1985

Pee Wee’s most prized possession is his bike. When it’s stolen, he’s heartbroken but determined to get it back. A fortune teller tells him that his bike is at the Alamo — although it’s not there, he has lots of adventures on the way.

This movie is hilarious. The character of Pee Wee Herman is one of my favourite characters ever.

I’d forgotten some awesome details, like Pee Wee’s scale model of the entire mall. One more quotation: “Yes, there are thousands and thousands of uses for corn, all of which I will tell you about right now.”

Stars Paul Reubens. Directed by Tim Burton (Big Eyes). The playful music by Danny Elfman is magnificent.

This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway.

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