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The Little Rascals

The Little Rascals
Starring:
Brittany Ashton Holmes, Bug Hall, Travis Tedford, Mel Brooks, Reba McEntyre, Donald Trump and Whoopi Goldberg


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: August 5, 1994 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

The adorable kids that millions of us grew up with are brought back in this updated version. Although set in the present, the clothing and hairstyles of the kids are right out of the past.

The thin plot revolves around Alfalfa's love for pouty-mouthed Darla (Brittany Ashton Holmes). Poor Alfalfa (Bug Hall) with his high-water pants and strange hairdo, is in a lot of trouble with his friends, because he belongs to the He-Man Woman Haters Club and they won't stand for such a despicable thing.

Apple-cheeched Spanky (Travis Tedford), the club president and Alfalfa's best friend, breaks up the young couple, so his buddy can keep his mind on more important club matters, such as driving in the big upcoming soap box derby.

Me Brooks, Reba McEntyre, Donald Trump and Whoopi Goldberg show up for some clever cameos.

Alfalfa, spanky, Porky, Darla, and even Petey the dog, look remarkably like the original cast. And all of the boys are cute and unaffected. In fact, each child acts refreshingly unprofessional and a little unsure of himself. All except for Darla. Unfortunately, she's portrayed as a miniature Betty Boop. The youngster has barely mastered the English language, and the script has her acting like a tiny vamp.

The kids in the audience were delighted by The Little Rascals antics, and even though the story is weak, the cute actors make the film pleasing for adults also

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The Little Rascals     C+                     C+ 

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