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Richie Rich (1994)

Directed by:
Donald Petrie
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Comedy/Children's

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Richie Rich

RUNNING TIME
96 minutes

Produced by:
Joel Silver
John Davies
Written by (based on comics by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer):
Neil Tolkin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Richie Rich Macaulay Culkin
Van Dough John Larroquette
Mr. Rich Edward Herrmann
Mrs. Rich Christine Ebersole
Cadbury Jonathan Hyde
Professor Keenbean Michael McShane
Aerobics Instructor Claudia Schiffer -
Young Richie Rory Culkin -

 

Review

A surprisingly effective adaptation about the "world's richest boy", starring Macaulay Culkin in a Richie Rich vein of form. The film has comedy and morality in equal doses, like any modern children's movie aspire to. And although the comedy is very much conventional, the story's obvious message about money and wealth not being the full answer to our problems is well-presented and discussed. The director Donald Petrie (Mystic Pizza, Grumpy Old Men) works well with the film's angle and obviously has quite a bit of fun together with his talented cast, not least Jonathan Hyde as Cadbury and Edward Herrmann and Christine Ebersole as Mrs. and Mr. Rich. There's also a fine musical score by Alan Silvestri.

Copyright 15.6.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 30.12.2023 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)