Saturday, September 24, 2011

Don't Waste Another Minute on Your Cryin'...

Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004)
Dir - Joanna Kerns

Just four years after the reunion movie someone thought it would be a great idea to do another. It probably wasn't. This did have more of a sitcom feel to it in parts but the weird thing is what they chose to keep or ignore from the series or previous film. There's no mention of Maggie's run for congress, but Carol is married to the guy she met through the campaign. The biggest head-scratcher is Jason and Maggie are retired and finally moving out of the house they've lived in for 30+ years. Yes, the same house they sold at the end of the series. It also looks nothing like the sitcom home.

I don't know why I'm arguing with myself over a second made-for-TV Growing Pains movie but I am. They've already done two, wonder when we'll end the trilogy.

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