THE LITTLE RASCALS should stay in the past (FILM REVIEW)

by Emily Mahler 1,690 views0

This week, the team at Cougar Review decided to re-watch their favorite movies that they haven’t seen since childhood.

We didn’t realize until today they were all produced by Amblin Entertainment.

The Little Rascals is one of those films, which follows the members of the He-Man Woman Haters Club and one of their leading members, Alfalfa, who is doing opposite of the code by falling in love with Darla and creating a rift among childhood friends. 

Based on the original Our Gang shorts, Penelope Spheeris’s take on Hal Roach’s iconic characters was an enjoyable romp. Stymie and Porky are the best of friends, reminding you of when you were young and had a best friend you can fight “fires” with. You really step into Alfalfa’s shoes and remember when you had your first crush. Butch and Woim are fully representative of the neighborhood kids that bullied your friend group. 

 Courtesy of Amblin Entertainment

However, as adults, we see that this movie wasn’t at all what we remembered. Now we don’t have the dream of being apart of the He-Man Woman Haters Club anymore or having a Spanky to joke around with and go to town dressed up as adults… because we are adults. We are adults and we are busy people and we don’t have to pretend anymore. 

It is still a cute movie to have on as background noise. It might have been been significant to us in our childhood, something that we can relate to but now it’s like a scrapbook memory we would prefer to collect dust. 

 The Little Rascals is on streaming services now!

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