Very entertaining comedy about the Cuban Missile Crisis and how a small Florida town reacts to rumors that a nuclear war could trigger at any moment. John Goodman plays a big time grade B science fiction producer who's coming in town to sneak preview his new and incredibly strange monster flick. Even though Matinee is sometimes sappy, it still remains a fun flick with very good special effects. There are moments of unadulterated humor as well! A good film to rent.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



John Goodman , Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz, Lisa Jakub, Kellie Martin, Jesse Lee, Lucinda Jenny, James Villemaire, Robert Picardo, Jesse White, Dick Miller, John Sayles, David Clennon, Luke Haplin

Directed by:

Joe Dante


1993 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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