As kids, Dave (Ken Garr) and Adam (Michael Malone) used Halloween night
as an excuse to "terrorize" the neighbourhood - which mostly
meant tipping over trash cans and smashing pumpkins they found on other
people's porches. But that was many Halloweens ago, now the two are in
their 30s and meet for Halloween at Dave's to watch a bunch of scary
movies - and while Dave has become a responsible husband and father, Adam
seems to try everything to hold onto his youth - and neither of them is
completely happy with it, something in Dave craves for the exciting times
before he had become all responsible, while Adam's life lacks a proper
anchor. And then someone smashes the pumpkins on Dave's porch, and the two
set out to avenge that dastardly deed - and while cruising the city
looking for the culprit, they are not immune to silly ideas ...
above synopsis might make this movie sound more serious than it is, as
while it is about growing up, essentially, and everything that comes with
it, it's also lots of fun, thanks to really funny dialogue that fits the
characters though and is brought across convincingly. Plus the movie
doesn't try to hammer home a message but to entertain first and foremost -
and really succeeds.
As mentioned, fun!