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Krippendorf's Tribe

Richard Dreyfuss is one actor who can play comedy or drama equally well.  Whatever part he takes on, he gives it his best.  However, he gives more than this film deserves.

Dreyfuss plays an anthropologist who is given a $100,000 grant to study an ancient New Guinea tribe, but uses the money to raise his family instead.

A widower with three precocious kids, the professor has to come up with some kind of proof of his discovery.  So, his kids dress up in grass skirts and mud, and the backyard is transformed into a makeshift native village while Dad videotapes the action.

Jenna Elfman plays a ditsy anthropologist and Dreyfuss' love interest.  Her character is similar to her bubbly but silly Dharma & Gregg character.

Krippendorf's Tribe includes a circumcision scene and some adult humor which gives it its PG-13 rating.

Dreyfuss is good as the flustered academic and there are a few laughs, just not enough to make it an entertaining comedy.

Krippendorf's Tribe


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