Movie Review by Debbie Winkler
Starring: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin, Rob Paulsen
Director: Kevin Lima
Series: Goofy Movie #1
Release Date: 7 April 1995
Length: 78 minutes
Movie Rating: G
View Format: TV
My Rating: 4/5 stars
“It’s hard to be cool when your dad is Goofy. Just ask Max, Goofy’s teen son. Goofy has some old-fashioned ideas about fathers and sons spending time together, so he drags Max off on a wilderness vacation – but the timing couldn’t be worse for Max. You see, meek Max has just mustered up the gumption to ask his crush, Roxanne, out on a date. Now, he must deal with his dad’s overbearing antics while trying not to blow his chance at true love.” — Netflix.com
I hadn’t seen this movie in a really long time and forgot how funny it is! I mean, we all like to laugh at Goofy’s antics, but I cannot even imagine the humiliation involved with being his teenage son. That would be a teen’s worst nightmare come true! In this movie, Goofy takes Max on a road trip, just like Goofy’s dad used to take him, but Max doesn’t seem to be enjoying the same things. The locations that Goofy selects are just hysterical! They include a possum theme park, camping with Bigfoot, the Giant Ball of Yarn Museum and many other fantastic stopping places on a road trip across the USA. It was hilarious to watch the trip! I mean, it is like the worst road trip ever, but is so funny at the same time.
The music is definitely a highlight of this movie. The songs are so clever and fun and you will find yourself humming along before you know it! From rockstar anthems to possum jamborees to road songs and more, the music was awesome. It is worth your time to watch this movie just to hear the songs alone! The story is funny and touching as a father tries to reconnect with his teenage son, while Max is trying to impress his first crush. The animators also don’t mind poking fun at classic Disney and Disneyland attractions so, if you are familiar with Disneyana, this movie is even more entertaining. This is a fun movie that the whole family can sit down and enjoy. Definitely take the time to rent this funny film and share it with your family!
This movie is appropriate for viewers of all ages.