"Is it wise to be doing that during cold and flu season?"
Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face.Buck Russell (John Candy) is unemployed. He's big on horse races, but he's basically good at heart. His brother-in-law asks him to housesit and babysit his kids while the brother-in-law visits a relative who's had a heart attack. Buck agrees, and spends the rest of the film trying to get the kids to like him.
Yes, it's predictable formula.
Some funny moments (Buck makes breakfast for his nephew, a breakfast comprised of huge ass pancakes) but the tone seems off a bit. The eldest daughter seems to have too big a chip on her shoulder, and the Buck seems a little too mean spirited at times. It's a family comedy (at least, it's supposed to be) but at times it seems much darker.
Candy's his usual self, but it's not enough for the movie. It's missing something, and there's not enough here to warrant a stronger recommendation.If you think this is big, wait until you see the toast. I couldn't even get it through the door.