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Upon the death of their father, downontheirluck
brothers ERNIE (Nathan Lane) and LARS SMUNTZ (Lee Evans) are surprised
to learn that their inheritance is an old mansion that both assume
is worthless. But they couldn't be more wrong. In fact, the dilapidated
homestead is an architectural masterpiece worth millions. Just
as the hapless Smuntzes are all set to cash in, they discover
there's one very small problem keeping them from their dream of
life on Easy Street. The house is occupied by a tenacious mouse,
who has no intention of vacating the premises. Suddenly, it's
men versus a very smart mouse as the two brothers square off against
the wily rodent in a battle of wills that may just bring down
Comedy - MOUSE HUNT is a broad slapstick comedy in the HOME ALONE
tradition but with a mouse instead of a kid. Children will enjoy the
physical comedy; adults will enjoy the package considerably less though the
performances will keep them amused.
Cross HOME ALONE and THE MONEY PIT with a dash of TOM AND
JERRY thrown in, and you get the slapstick comedy MOUSE HUNT. Nathan Lane
and Lee Evans play two brothers who inherit a run-down house from their
string manufacturer father; when they learn the house is worth a fortune,
they attempt to renovate it--but standing in their way is one very smart
mouse that just won't go away. Children are sure to enjoy the broad
physical comedy and the antics of the--yes--adorable little mouse.
Everyone else, on the other hand, will be considerably less amused by the
derivative proceedings though the performances, in particular by Lane and
Christopher Walken (as a psycho exterminator), will hold their attention.