Children of the Revolution

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Released 1996

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Director:
Peter Duncan
Released:
1996
Rating:
R
This outrageous comedy won outstanding critical acclaim for its wild humor and award-winning cast of stars! After a mad, passionate fling on a whirlwind trip to Moscow, party girl Joan Fraser (Judy Davis - Celebrity) returns home pregnant. And when little Joe is born, everyone wonders who "Daddy" is! Soon, the ball starts rolling on a hilarious sequence of events that includes a clueless husband (Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush, Best Actor - Shine; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Frida), a lovesick double agent (Sam Neill - Jurassic Park Trilogy), a kinky cop (Rachel Griffiths - TV's Six Feet Under) and even Joseph Stalin himself (Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor - Amadeus, Finding Forrester)! Get ready for nonstop laughs in the madcap, all-star comedy that takes a wild look at... the ultimate party animals!

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    This comedy has less to do with narrative than with sheer chutzpah and a first-rate cast. It manages to be irreverently funny despite a subject that is no laughing matter.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A gloss on the disillusion that came with the embracing of communist ideals that is part playful farce, part dark satire, this unclassifiable film, both comic and strange, always h...

  • 80

    Variety David Stratton

    Brimming with almost too many ideas for its 99-minute running time, Duncan's film boasts a strong cast of top actors who flesh out a group of bizarre yet recognizable characters in...

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Comedy, Drama

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Dramedy, Historical, 90s