#680 Brewster’s Millions (1985)

One of the many filmatizations of the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon, Brewster’s Millions tells a tale of a baseball journeyman who gets to inherit a cool 300 million dollars on the condition that he first spends 30 million in a month which – of course – turns out to be harder than anticipated.

Despite the obvious plot holes (it just kills me he doesn’t hire more people, throw around multiple parties across the town or duplicate any of his successful money spending schemes) Brewster’s Millions plays just like an 80s comedy should and it makes for a entertaining watch. For Richard Pryor this is definitely one of his better movies of the era, and there’s a good deal of chemistry between him and John Candy.

80s-o-meter: 88%

Total: 84%