Funny Farm

6.21 h 41 min1988X-RayPG
A sportswriter who aims to become a novelist moves his wife from the bustle of New York City to bucolic small town Vermont - but the residents are a nutty bunch, and that book is proving hard to start! A comic gem.
George Roy Hill
Chevy ChaseMadolyn SmithKevin O'morrison
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Joseph MaherJack GilpinBrad SullivanMacintyre Dixon
Robert L. Crawford
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4.7 out of 5 stars

6135 global ratings

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Grassshopper021Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I have loved this movie for almost 30 years! I grew up watching this movie and still love it. Here's the plot without any spoilers: A city couple moves to the country in what they think is the perfect home. Instead they have to deal with the "townies" all being a bunch of wackos. The sherriff is a joke, the mailman is a drunk that drives down their street at 100mph each day while cackling, there's gross things buried in their yard, and so on. Basically they move to hell and it takes a toll on their marriage. I won't go any further than that so I don't spoil anything, but this movie is hilarious and a must watch. It is my favorite out of all of Chevy Chase's movies.
28 people found this helpful
PaulReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, but Prime! Rents a movie that barely runs and no download - with no way to seek remedy
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Tried to start this movie for 2 hours, and just error-Ed out several times. It got going 1 time for 1 minute, now I’m on then hook to watch it in 47 hours or loose the rental fee.

Worse yet, there is no way to easily get help or a refund for a problem movie it seems, on Prime! At least in the old days the Blockbuster video store would refund you for broken videos

So I ordered the Funny Farm DVD, comes in OVER A WEEK ( another reason why paying for Prime! Is becoming a bigger question mark)... If some knows how to reach Prime! Video for refunds, would love to hear it.

As for the movie, it’s an oldie but goodie, and itself would be 4 stars... if I could actually watch it during my chemotherapy...
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Glenda HillReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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OMG I love this movie. I watch it every now and then. Chevy Chase is a sports writer from a big city who decides to move to the country and write his novel. Lots of hijinks and laugh out loud moments. If you just want to be entertained and have an enjoyable time, watch this movie. It's an oldie but a goodie.
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W. N. CraftReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, Almost a Christmas movie
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Most movies are about personal taste. We happen to love this movie and it is one of our favorites. Like the movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”, it is not necessarily a Christmas movie. But the holiday part of it towards the end makes it one of our favorites for this time of the year. Humor is low-key but just enough to keep you smiling. If you like Chevy Chase’s style of comedy, this is one of his better movies. Don’t we all want to move to Vermont and live in the countryside in a small town where everyone knows each other? I do!
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hippiechicReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of Chevy Chase's Best
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I Love the city life but this version of living in the country is hilarious and so enjoyable . This is a delight to watch and the towns people make this movie even better . Everything from the movers to even Yellow Dog had me . I am the youngest of five siblings and we all enjoy this movie.... my parents really liked this as well. Funny Farm is a movie for anyone that is a fan of Chevy Chase movies to enjoy for decades .
J HoveyReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Movie is great but DVD would not play audio
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Like the movie but this DVD did not play audio. We were excited when we ordered this movie for our movie night. We put the DVD and settled in with our popcorn ready but..........what?! audio? We tried changing the language settings and found that for some reason we could play it in French but we don't speak French so why would we do that? I thought our Blu-Ray/DVD player was on having some technical problems so we tested out several other DVDs and Blu-rays and they worked just fine, so something is not right on the production of this DVD. We have a Sony Blu-ray player that is only 4 years old and have never had this problem before.

Thinking that this could just be a problem related to this DVD we purchased, we purchased the DVD from a local Barnes and Noble and that DVD had the same audio problem as well. From reading reviews elsewhere online this seems to be a problem that some people are experiencing. The good news is that we were able to stream the movie through Amazon Prime just fine so that's how we watched the movie.
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Betty L. WilkinsReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Farm certainly was .......
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While I am not as fond of Chevy Chase as I am of others, this movie had enough elements to crack me up and he was certainly great in it. He and his wife want to live the good life in the country, as he hopes that the place will help inspire his writing. The town however, and even the house itself, are surprises waiting to happen. Among the many, The only phone in the house is attached to a pay line,his movers get lost trying to find the place,the mailman is a quirky individual who delivers his mail on the fly, drunk and cackling like a maniac, and there is a body buried in the yard. The local sheriff is a man who has yet to pass his drivers exam and in his first attempt to integrate himself into local society he has managed to enrage a local fisherman into homicidal mania after a botched attempt to help him. Ironically, through all of this he loses his inspiration to write, but his teacher wife finds it and writes a successful children's book after she finds a stuffed squirrel in an antique shop. Of course, he gets jealous because the novel he wrote couldn't match it and they decide at last, to sell the house. Unless they can con someone into buying however,they are stuck with it, so they promise the town money to act like people in the painting of Rockwell in order to help sell the house. Will it work? Will the quirky people co-operate? That's at the end of this picture.
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mccjmccReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Favorite comedy set in New England
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This is one of my favorite movies. Chevy Chase does a great job, because it's one of the more plausible plot lines. I think though, you really have to have lived in New England to appreciate some of the oddities of the characters. That's one of the things I love is the specific, small town character types. I miss New England, and it always makes me smile to watch this. The swearing is no where near what modern movies have, and there really is no nudity. I felt compelled to offset some of the negative reviews. Someone said they had to forward through a sex scene. There is no sex scene. There was an "almost" moment, but the camera was shot over them with some light dialog.

If you've ever lived in New England, you will really identify with various scenes/people in this movie.
Also, I just buy digital movies on Amazon. This way I can watch the movie anywhere. On my laptop or TV. We don't own a DVD player anymore.
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