Here’s the story: The weirdly brilliant Brady Bunch Movie imagines what would happen if the titular ’70s sitcom family was living in the then-present day of 1995. The Bradys are still the same—all bellbottoms, platform shoes, and astroturf backyards—but the ’90s are all grunge, carjackings, and RuPaul working as a high school guidance counselor. Does fish-out-of-water comedy ensue? You bet your pork chops and applesauce it does.
Here’s another story: In 2019, the distance between the ’70s and the ’90s is nearly the same as the distance between the ’90s and today. The Brady Bunch Movie has become a time capsule in a time capsule. Weird. What does it all mean? It means there’s just more to enjoy when we screen the film at Avalon Theater on Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are only $5, and are available now.
Let’s talk about the cast. Shelly Long is brilliant as Carol Brady. Pre-Office-Space Gary Cole is brilliant as Mike Brady. All of the kids (including Christine Taylor as Marcia, Marcia, Marcia) are brilliant as their respective Bradys. Director Betty Thomas is brilliant at meticulously recreating the exact look and feel of the original show. The great Michael McKean is in it, Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince is in it, most of the original cast is in it, and three of the four Monkees are in it. What more do you want?
Seriously, this movie is great, and we’re thrilled to see it on a big screen and laugh at the ’90s laughing at the ’70s. Lakefront Brewery will once again be on hand with a few brews on tap. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Put on your Sunday best, kids. We’re going to Sears!