Babes in Toyland

1986

Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Musical / Romance

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50% · 2.5K ratings
IMDb Rating 5.2/10 10 3991 4K

Director

Top cast

Keanu Reeves as Jack Fenton / Jack-be-Nimble
Drew Barrymore as Lisa Piper
Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Piper / Widow Hubbard
Pat Morita as The Toymaster
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881.79 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 4
1.6 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 13
879.48 MB
968*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 2
1.59 GB
1440*1072
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
Seeds 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gbheron 4 / 10

Not Suitable for Anyone Over 10

Not having had small kids around my house for a few years I can't say how they would react to this little made-for-TV movie. But I can say how my high school son, my spouse, and I reacted. The teenager walked out before the credits finished and my wife was asleep before Drew Barrymore reached Toyland. I just sat benumbed thinking that something, somewhere would be entertaining. No such luck.

Why'd I watch it? I found it laying around the house, it must of been stuck in the back of a closet for 13 years, and decided to give it a viewing before passing it on to charity.

It's bad medicine for anyone over the age of 10. Real bad.

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Reviewed by utgard14 5 / 10

Babes in Cincinnati

Another version of Babes in Toyland. This one is pure kiddie stuff with Drew Barrymore starring as a little girl from Cincinnati (believe me this is important) who accidentally falls into Toyland where she meets all the Mother Goose characters, who happen to look exactly like her friends and family back home. So, yeah, they rip off Wizard of Oz hard here. It's pretty fluffy with some truly terrible songs and a bizarre fascination with the city of Cincinnati. I thought maybe the movie was filmed there and they added all that stuff for a tax break or something but apparently no, it was filmed in Germany. The colorful costumes, props, and sets are all refreshingly old-school. In today's CGI era, it's nice to look back and admire the amount of work and craftsmanship that went into bringing imagination to life back before Skynet took over. The songs are the pits, especially the one about (you guessed it) Cincinnati. The acting is pretty weak across the board. Vets Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, and Pat Morita 'play to the kids,' which is expected I suppose. Keanu Reeves is taking the whole thing so seriously it's embarrassing. Drew Barrymore is clearly having fun but her dramatic scenes are cringeworthy. Like I said, it's aimed at little kids. There's little of interest for adults beyond some nostalgia or maybe to chuckle at all the Cincinnati business. The version I saw was 94 minutes and it was a bit of a chore to get through at that runtime. The original TV airing was much longer. I can't imagine that extra time making this anything but worse.

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